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Beaver, WA, United States

Quick Blurb

I live right at the door of Olympic National Park in Washington State. The beaches, the mountains, the rainforests... perfect


mixed media, collage, abstract, floral, ephemera, seascapes, forest, landscape, large painting, tiny paintings, food art, design, expressionism, colorful, fish, seahorse, salmon, southwest, northwest, original, painting, kitchen, fruit

Skills and Techniques

Mixed media, collage

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Get to Know

Christine Wasankari has an extensive art background and majored in both Illustration and Advertising Graphic Design at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado.

She has exhibited in Washington, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming and her original paintings and prints are in private and corporate collections in many parts of the US and Europe.

She specializes in landscapes, still life, floral and abstract expressionism while utilizing a wide range of media.

She is currently living in Washington State near the beautiful and inspiring Olympic National Park

"While I have a formal art education, I find myself breaking rules more and more often and certainly trying to "un-teach" a lot of the formal part of the education. I just do what I love best, indeed, have to do...Create.

I am constantly inspired by life and my surroundings. I find that abstract expressionism and experimentation suits me best though I enjoy working representational as well. It depends on the moment and how I feel I might need to communicate an idea I'm trying to get across.

I use a wide range of media including Pen and Ink, Acrylics, Watercolors, Colored Pencils, Pastels, Collage, Sand, Found Objects, Homemade Papers...almost anything I can get my hands on. I absolutely love playing with textures!

I live right at the door of Olympic National Park in Washington State. The beaches, the mountains, the rainforests... perfect place for isolation to create beautiful art.

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    At one of my favorite beaches here on the Olympic Peninsula. One of the main places for my inspiration.

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    My daughter and I and but one of the animals we have. A ton of them, don't get me started.

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    Yes. It rains that much around here. Now you know why the author of the Twilight Series chose this place. Cute, no? This gem is in Olympic National Park at the Hoh Ranger Station.

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    Goats anyone? Yes. I have those too. And chickens. And rabbits. And dogs and cats. Craziness on all levels, but the milk, cheese and butter is good!