“I think color is what makes things exciting, beautiful, and memorable.”
I want to explore the beauty of Color, one subject at a time, while continuing to improve as a painter. My paintings are “all about the colors,” from beginning to end. It’s the strong attraction – when I see something, the color draws me in and I just know—I have to paint it. The rest is simply putting my thoughts down in paint.
Christine Fontenot is a native of colorful Colorado. Her love for bright colors began at the tender age of 2 1/2, when she would separate her hair barrettes into groups by color. Her artistic gift was discovered and encouraged by her parents at an early age. She began taking private art lessons with local artist Sally Bartalot at the age of seven, where she was introduced to the ‘basics’ of design and composition. A childhood full of value studies, color mixing and perspective exercises, drawing and painting from life became the foundation for her lifelong love of art. Having a thirst for artistic knowledge and a passion for color, she studied with Bartalot for eleven years. In 2004, she came to the Art Students League of Denver, where she has continued her artistic development. She feels blessed to be able to learn from and study with amazingly talented artists like Mitch Caster, Mark Daily, Ron Hicks, and Jane Jones.
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