Christine's art has been a Godsend from the time she was a child. All through her life in times of trials, she has turned to her art. Whether it was fine art painting or a retablo or a creation in tin or a carving in wood, her art is her way of connecting with her greater power. The Spanish Colonial art as well as her subject matter in her paintings is always a direct link to God, his saints and angels. The Spanish Colonial art has brought her closer to her roots and culture. The handing down of formulas to make gesso, pigments and pinon sap varnish as well as the new learning about the saints and angels is part of her culture and her past. This was something that was a bonus discovery in her quest to obtain these handed down formulas. She quickly learned if these formulas were not passed on, they would become a dying art form. She also realized early on, the importance of doing the research on the images depicted in her retablos. This was necessary to create more feeling and warmth in her work. With this in mind, she has pledged to help others with advice on keeping the faith through the art form and it's formulas.
Christine Montaño Cary Art selected for Award Recognition
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