Covered In Paint
About The Artist
My name is Christine Wueste, and I’m an art-aholic.
I’ve always had creative bones and often been told I need to make a go of selling my art. I’ve just been too chicken to do so until now. Why? I honestly have no idea. I think the sudden confidence came from the support of my husband, family and friends.
Willow Artistry: The Roots
Despite the name Willow Artistry, I do not just paint trees. I simply love Weeping Willow trees. They have in some way or other impacted quite a few of my most significant life experiences, so they hold a special meaning to me.
Believe it or not, I started painting and drawing only very recently. I picked up a paintbrush in June 2019, followed by a set of graphite pencils in December 2019. I believe an artist never stops learning or creating, but I am lucky enough to have so much more of that journey ahead of me.
Since I was young, I have always had a tendency to try and make something beautiful out of whatever materials or sights I feel inspired by, whether that be a sunset over the coastline or an empty cardboard roll.
My creative arc has thus far been short stories, poetry, paper cutting and crafting, refinishing furniture, painting and finally sketching. I’m sure there is still more to come, but I really hope to stick with painting and sketching for the rest of my life.
About My Work
- Original paintings are primarily focused on landscapes, seascapes and the human figure. I work mainly with acrylics, with many paintings being textured either by pallet knife work or texturizing mediums. Canvas and sea shells are my primary choices for surface.
- I lean towards both realism and abstract painting styles depending on my mood.
- I’m happy to discuss any ideas that you wish to have commissioned. If they are outside of my norms, I’d love to hear your vision and promise to be honest if I’m not the best person to fulfill it.
- All paintings and sketches are finished with specialty fixatives and/or lacquers to protect your new piece from color fading and yellowing for years to come.