Christine Hingston – Artist – Paintings

I was born in 1955 in Western Australia. My early childhood in Gosnells was spent climbing paperbark trees, exploring swamps, riding my bike and dreaming. From my earliest memory, living in a typically Australian family, oldest of six children and with no exposure to art, all I wanted to do was to paint and draw. At the age of 16 I went to study at Claremont College of Fine Art and a whole new world opened to me. Three years of bliss, I graduated in 1973, majoring in painting.

Over the next 20 years I continued to paint and draw and more importantly, to look. I travelled, married and had children and ran a successful business. At the age of 45 I decided to close my clothing and screen print company, move to the hills and follow my dreams to paint, something that had been put on hold for so many years.

I have now been working as a full time artist for over ten years. With little success and much frustration in the beginning I can now say that I am living my dream of working as a professional artist. I paint every day from my beautiful garden studio in Mundaring, exhibit in many mixed exhibitions and one solo exhibition each year, taking my paintings to Broome, Margaret River, Brisbane and Port Douglas. I draw images from my imagination, my past and present surroundings, my childhood, my travels within Australia and overseas and from my wonderful grandchildren.

My life is painting.

EDUCATION

  • Secondary Education Junior Certificate.
  • Diploma in Fine Arts, Claremont College of Fine Arts, 1974

EMPLOYMENT

  • Director, head designer and fabric selection of clothing business, Ochre Design
  • Australia. Business started in 1984, grew to a nationally selling label, closed in
  • 1998 to paint full time.

ART EXHIBITIONS

2009     October – I am Woman, exhibition with Di Taylor at Gallery 360, Subiaco

     January – Sunkissed, solo exhibition at Fusion Gallery Mandurah

2008     October – Ubud Time, solo exhibition at Monart Studio and Gallery, Dalkeith

     July – Finalist in the Black Swan Prize for portraiture, Perth Town Hall

     June – Artitude. Mixed exhibition at Burswood Resort Hotel

2007     October – Sapphire Hills, solo exhibition at Margaret River Gallery

     May – Solo exhibition at artists house and studio, Mundaring

     March – Solo exhibition at Emporium Gallery, Brisbane

2006     June – Artitude. Mixed exhibition at Perth Convention Centre

     May – Exhibition Emporium Gallery, Brisbane

     April – Mixed exhibition at Tristans The Gallery, Perth Convention Centre

2005     July – Feature artist at Artitude, for Telethon Speech and Hearing, Perth

     May – At Play, solo exhibition at Monart Gallery, Perth, WA

2004     June – Artist-in-residence at Port Douglas Gallery of fine Art, North Queensland

2003     November – “Red Beach”, solo exhibition at Gullotti Gallery, Perth WA

2002     October – Solo Exhibition at The Blue Duck Café

     June – Solo Exhibition At Sandalford Winery

     February – Solo Exhibition At Kalgoorlie Gallery

2001     April – Solo exhibition at The Packing Shed Gallery, Perth WA

      February – Mundaring Shire Acquisition Exhibition by invitation

2000     April – Solo exhibition at The Packing Shed Gallery, Perth WA

     February – Mundaring Shire Acquisition Exhibition by invitation

1999      December – “A Room of My Own”, Solo exhibition at Mundaring Gallery, Perth WA

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