About Christine Greenslade
Born in Penzance and lived in Cornwall until I was 18 years old
Studied Hotel Management at Cornwall college and worked in Hotels in England and abroad.
In the 80s started Interior Design Company and eventually the contract division specialising in Hotels and Restaurant design.
During this period the business received various write ups in National and local magazines. Short listed twice for the National Advertising Awards for Reed Publishing Magazines. The second year winning the award for Hotels and interior design adverts (the other runner up was Saatchi and Saatchi of London).
My name entered in the who's who of International Group Hotels as one of the top designers. In 92 asked for editorial for Burkes Peerage Magazines as one of the top 13 up and coming designers. Enquiries world wide for Hotel design projects. Closed business due to non payment by client in recession, late 92..
Moved to the Loire France,for 2 years and eventually moving to the South of Spain .
I finally settled in Andalusia in a white moorish pueblo, nestled in the mountains . Without work but inspired by my surroundings and my situation, I asked a friend for something to paint on. This was the start of my passion. Painting on whatever I could find from tables to pieces of wood found on the mountainside and odd pieces of sculpture made of chicken wire,rubbish and resin. I was offered exhibitions in the Marbella area but decided to concentrate on earning money which I soon had when the opportunity to start my business again arose. 11 years after my arrival I had earned enough to renovate my old farmhouse in France where I spent the next 11 years and started to paint and exhibit again.
In 2010 my new collection began. To simplify the content of my paintings, I used just torn newspaper as my principal inspiration and bold acrylic colours. The characters more cartoon in their appearance outlined with a simple line and colours denoting moods and space. A more naive portrayal, in simple form. A pun perhaps on real life in all its diversity.
I now live on the beautiful island of Mallorca and know that all the hardship was worth it.
To the present day I hope I have expanded my technics and vision to be always interesting . Now sometimes using acrylic with oil pastels, on canvas for portraits. My work hopefully makes people smile and gives just a 'feel good factor'. Visits to my studio are always welcome.
Christine 2017 Sineu, Mallorca
Laval, Eglise, 1995 (art/interior design)
Craon, La Maison Blue, 1995 (solo artist and fabric)
Chateau Challain le Potherie, 2006/07/08, artists exhibitions
Pounce, Gallerie Legault, 2013, solo artist exposition
Breda, town exhibition centre, 2011
Amsterdam, showcase at Oude Kirk, 2012
Arnheim, Gallery exhibition combined artists, 2015
Mijas, Museum del Arte, 1996
Marbella, Gallery Orange square, 1997
Istan, town Hall, 1998
Sineu, Cultural home, 2017
New York. 3 weeks exhibit on February 2019 at Artifact, Orchard Street, Manhattan.