Christine Perry, Detroit, MI Member Since June 2012 Artist Statement I was born in East Lansing, MI in 1969 and later moved to the Metro Detroit area. I attended Alfred University, School of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in 1993. After college, I moved to Los Angeles and worked at an advertising agency specializing in theatrical standees and posters. I gained much knowledge and experience there. I later moved back to the Detroit area and continued to work in advertising as a Production Artist. As a Graphic Designer, I have produced and created work in the entertainment industry, auto industry and also in the retail market.
I currently do abstract and non-objective art using primarily pastels, mixed media and the computer as my mediums. I prefer to make sketches using the Adobe Creative Suite programs. I find that by using the computer to create art, I can work quickly and thus increase my creative outlet. I work spntaneously; creating form, color and composition as I go along. Exploring the use of improvisation in the creative process, and the ability to work intuitively is the main focus of my work. Like many artists, my ultimate goal is to create art that is visually stimulating, pulling the audience toward it and perhaps moving them in an emotional way. Some of my artistic influences are: Georgia O'Keeffee, Mara Friedman, Matisse, Picasso, Paul Klee, Chagall, Kandinsky, Barbara Kruger, Pop Art and Op Art.