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About me

CHRISTINE WATSON

Born in 1958 in Southsea, Hants, Christine Watson studied at Winchester School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. She was recipient of the EA Abbey Award in Painting with a residency at the British School at Rome in 1985. Her work is held in private collections in Europe, America, Australia and the Far East and she has work in collections at Peterborough City Art Gallery, the National Print Archive, Scarborough Art Gallery and the V &A, London She teaches at Barnet College and runs private classes in Muswell Hill and Barnet. Her book Art Therapy was published in August 2017.

Over some years Christine's work has investigated the cities, towns and villages of the
Mediterranean region, most recently the medinas of Fez and Marrakech. Here the
built environment is characterised not so much by individual buildings as by
walls, doorways and cobbled floors, and specifically the spaces between them in
the form of passages and alleyways. These surfaces merge in a sophisticated
urban continuum, bearing the marks and traces of centuries of inhabitation.


Solo exhibitions

1984 Off Centre, Peterborough City Art Gallery
1985 Magic Circles, The Arts Centre, Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham
1986 Ring Cycle, The Hexagon, Reading
1986 North Finchley Library, London
1986 The Original Gallery, Hornsey, London
1991 Woodlands Art Gallery, Blackheath, London
1994 Pilgrims, Gallery K, London
1997 Women of Rome, Gallery K, London
2001 Island Architecture, Gallery K, London
2003 Hydra-Kythera-Spetses-Syros, Gallery K, London
2008 Moments in time Gallery K, London
2008 Moments in time Gallery K, Nicosia
2012 Gallery K, Nicosia
2014 Butterfields Bank, London WC1
2014 Dexter and Co, Holborn, London WC1
2014 Tintico Cafe, London N3
2017 Coffee Seeker, London N12

Selected group exhibitions

1991 The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
1991 A View of the New, Royal Over-Seas League, London
1992 Merz Contemporary Art, London
1992 Geffrye Museum, London
1992 Travellers in Greece, Gallery K, London
1994 Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London
1994 The Pastel Society, mall Galleries, London
1995 Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London
1994-02 Kiss exhibitions, Gallery K, London
1999 Maternity, Gallery K, London
2001 Green Line – Cyprus 1974-2001, Gallery K, Nicosia
2002 Maternity, The Errikos Dynan Hospital, Athens
2003 Green Line – Cyprus 1974-2001, War Museum, Athens
2003 East Finchley Arts Festival, London
2004 Maternity, Galley K, Nicosia
2004 Maternity, Hotel St Raphael, Limassol
2004 EFO Art Fair, London
2005 EFO Art Fair, London
2005 Berthold Gallery, London
2006 EFO Open House, London
2006 EFO Art Fair, London
2006 Angels, Gallery K, London
2007 EFO Open House, London
2007 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London
2009 Phoenix Cinema, London
2009 Lost Heritage, Gallery K, London
2009 Lost Heritage, Melina Mercouri Hall, Nicosia
2009 Koukan Gallery, London
2009 EFO Open House, London
2010 Lost Heritage, Gallery K, Nicosia
2010 Lost Heritage, Gallery K, Athens
2010 Barnet Open, Artsdepot, London
2010 EFO Open House, London
2010 Phoenix Cinema, London
2011 Lights up, Phoenix Cinema, London
2011 EFO Open House, London
2011 Small is Beautiful, Artsdepot, London
2012 Phoenix Cinema, London
2012 EFO Open House, London
2102 London Jewish Cultural Centre, London
2012 Take Six, Artisan Gallery, London
2013 Cycles, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, London
2013 Islington Art society Spring Exhibition, Stoke Newington Library, London
2013 10x10, Phoenix Cinema, London
2013 London Jewish Cultural Centre, London
2013 Islington Art Society, the Original Gallery, London
2013 EFO Art Fair, London
2014 Barnet Open, Artsdepot, London
2014 Mini Affordable Art Fair, Keats Community Library, London
2014 Islington Art society Spring Exhibition, Stoke Newington Library, London
2014 The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
2014 Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London
2014 London Jewish Cultural Centre, London
2014 Splashes, Wisps and Fragments, the Original Gallery, London
2014 Islington Art Society Autumn Exhibition, the Original Gallery, London (prize winner)
2014 EFO Art Fair, London
2015 The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London (Schmincke prizewinner)
2015 Barnet Open, Artsdepot, London
2015 Proof, Phoenix Cinema, London
2015 Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London
2015 Islington Art Society 75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition, Lauderdale House, London
2015 EFO Artists Open House, London
2015 Rhythm''n'Blues, the Original Gallery, London
2015 Islington Art Society Autumn Exhibition, the Original Gallery, London (prize winner)
2015 Paint, camera, action, Phoenix Cinema, London
2015 The London Group part 2, The Cello Factory, London
2016 The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
2016 Islington Art Society Summer Exhibition, The Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London
2016 Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London
2016 The World about us, Stephens House, London N3
2016 Barnet Open, Artsdepot, London
2016. EFO Artists Open House, London
2016 East Finchley Arts Festival, London N2
2016 Islington Art Society Autumn Exhibition, the Original Gallery, London
2016 Breaking Boundaries, the Original Gallery, London
2016. Hampstead School of Art, London NW3
2017 Suraya Arts, Framers Gallery, London WC1
2017 The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
2017 Printmakers Council Archive, Scarborough Art Gallery
2017 Making a Mark, Scarborough Art Gallery
2017 Islington Art Society Summer Exhibition, The Espacio Gallery,Shoreditch, London
2017 Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London
2017 First Edition, Linden Hall Studio, Deal ,Kent
2017 EFO Artists Open House, London
2017 Printmaking Exhibition, Hampstead School of Art, London NW3
2017 Hackney Arts Hub, Stoke Newington Library, London N16