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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Christina Allen

Christina Allen

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Artist Work

Lowell's Boat
2005
limited edition print of an original watercolor painting
20"x24" framed (glass size)
My Barns
2015
watercolor
approx. 8" x 10"
Buddleia In Front of Window
2015
watercolor
approx. 22" x 28" glass size
Comice, sitting
2010
watercolor
approx. 12" x 14"
Ester, my sheep
2007
watercolor, notecards available
The Bridge, study for a tapestry
2010
watercolor and white ink
approx. 30" x 38" glass size

Artist Information

County
St. Mary's County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Nature and the environment inspire me. I work primarily in watercolors.

Artist Bio

 

Christina L. Allen  lives in southern Maryland  on a small farm, with her cat, flock of sheep, rare Jersey Buff heritage turkeys, and heritage chickens.

She has been a professional artist for over 35 years.  She has written and/or illustrated three children's books.  Her first two books have won three national gold book awards: The Indie Award for Excellence in Children's Books, a Moonbeam Gold Book Award, and the Mom's Choice National Book Award.  She has a new micro-publishing business called Corn Crib Publishing.  The rural life and the beautiful Chesapeake Bay find their way into many of her paintings. 

Both Christina and her husband are avid gardeners so plants, trees and flowers are also an important part of her life and work.  They also practice sustainable farming.

Education:

M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design

B.F.A., University of Rhode Island,        Kingston, RI

If would like to see more of Christina’s work, you can visit her web page at www.corncribstudio.com or see some of her paintings at the

North End Gallery

Fenwick Street

Leonardtown, MD

(301)475 –3130

And: at Keepin' It Local, Morganza, MD

Or visit her at the Corn Crib Studio or on the Southern Maryland Trails.

See "The Dinner" movie at www.TheDinnerMovie.com for the documentary film about their sustainable farm and how it inspires her life work.