My name is Christine Krainock, and I am a contemporary, palette knife painting artist. I reside in beautiful, sunny, Southern California. I feel absolutely blessed to be able to say that I am a person who is lucky enough to make a living doing what they are absolutely passionate about... for me, that is, and has always been, creating art!
I come from a family of artists, including fine artists and musicians. Like many artists, I was drawing and experimenting with watercolors at a very young age. Art was, of course, my favorite subject in school. However, upon graduating with a Master's Degree, I was deterred from becoming a "Starving Artist", and so I pursued teaching as a profession as a more "realistic" and "steady" career. I taught my sweet little students for many, many years while painting on the side, (no one even knew I painted -it was my little secret for years). I loved teaching, and, if I do say so myself, was a much loved and exceptional teacher. :) However, the more I painted, the more I wanted to ALWAYS paint. Eventually, my paintings were being requested, and collected from clients all around the world. I loved painting so much, but there was hardly enough time to meet demand for my art while also teaching. It was time to make a change...
|Original, Contemporary, Palette Knife Paintings by Christine Krainock|
I feel more than thankful every single day that I am able to create art in my own unique style, and that others enjoy and request my paintings as they do. Creating art, painting, in my free, thick, impasto, palette knife style that I love, gives me so much happiness! I am currently working out of my studio in the wine country region of Temecula, CA, just outside of San Diego, where I am inspired daily by the beauty of my city, and where I am constantly kept busy painting commissioned paintings for designers, office spaces, wineries, hospitality spaces, and collectors around the world. I currently sell some of my original artwork on Etsy, http://www.etsy.com/shop/christinekrainock at shows around the southern CA area, and local gallery exhibits.
|Christine Krainock in her Temecula, California Art Studio|
So, on this site I will try my best to add posts about my paintings, the processes, art events, and beautiful things in not only my home and quirky life, but hopefully ideas that can be applied by others. Please contact me at any time with any questions that you may have for me about my commission work, exhibits, or available original paintings. Thanks so much, I rarely share "my story", and though this is the VERY abbreviated version, I hope that it has, at the very least; inspired some readers to follow their own true passions in life ... doing so really does create happiness. My best to you all!
“Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else's path -unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.”
― Ellen DeGeneres