Christine Martinelli is a freelance painter and artist. She attended Monroe Woodbury High School in Central Valley, New York - where she graduated with a distinction in Fine Arts Diploma. From there, Christine went to Clemson University and studied Fine Art for three years. She is most proficient in Acrylic painting, watercolor painting, and drawing - but also has experience in photography, ceramics, and digital art. Currently she resides in Middle Georgia as a military wife, mom, and small business owner for her art (former name - The Moon Catcher). Christine’s art is inspired by beauty, light, and delicate objects. She is often intrigued by lighthearted, youthful, or whimsical themes. Christine enjoys challenging herself to understand light, structure, reflection and depth in her work while finding a balance between realism and expressive brushstrokes.
Freelance artist of over 10 years with experience in watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings with a general understanding of photography, ceramics, and digital art. Specializes in painting portraiture commissions, having completed over 100 commissions in the last five years worldwide. Passionate about combining realism with expressive brushstrokes and movement, many themes depicting the state of translucence, nature, and light. Seeking to expand artistic skill through commissions and new projects.
2009 Distinction in Fine Art Diploma Monroe Woodbury High School Central Valley, NY
2012-15 Fine Art Major
Grants and awards
- 2009 Central Valley Board of Education Grant, for “Pieces of me.”
- 2021 Art Purchase Award, Georgia National Fair Art Competition, for
“Peeking through the flowers.”
- 2021 First place for Open Professional Fine Art Division, Georgia National
Fair, for “Dandelions in the sunset.”
- 2022 Third place for Open Professional Fine Art Division, Georgia National
Fair, for “Inner Child.”