The artwork of Christine Ivers has been described as vibrant and textural with dynamic light. The effects she achieves can run the gamut between high contrast and a gentle softness that brings to life the paintings she creates. From the contrasts of night’s darkness and glowing lights in what she calls her “NightScapes,” to the subtle play of colors filtered through nature’s atmosphere in her landscape paintings, Chris paints with a freedom that is easily seen in the strokes of pastel as well as in her oils.
Teaching is all part of the artist’s life as she dedicates herself to help others to hone their talents in order to better express themselves through whatever medium they prefer to work in. She travels nationally to share her skills through workshops. As a semi-retired advertising professional, she not only teaches painting but also helps artists to become better acquainted with the digital revolution that has evolved over the last decade.
Chris is an award-winning artist and is the Past-President of the CT Pastel Society where she also holds Signature Artist Membership. She is also a Master Pastel Member of the Pastel Society of America, Signature Member of Allied Artists of America and Audubon Artists, an Elected Artist Member at Academic Artists of America and Lyme Art Association where she is a former Board of Directors member. She is a full artist member of the Salmagundi Club NYC, and numerous other New England art organizations.
She was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle of Pastelists and currently sits on their Board of Directors.
Chris and her husband David live in Central Connecticut.