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Christian Quintin

A Lake Color of Emeralds by Christian Quintin, 2012, Oil on Linen, 48×36

The Lovers of Willow Creek by Christian Quintin, 2010, Pastel, 22×15

Story of Two Women by Christian Quintin, 2004, Pen & Ink on Paper, 23×29

Winter Lake by Christian Quintin, 2009, Oil on Birch Panel, 15×22

Christian Quintin was born in the town of Saint Brieuc, on the northern coast of Brittany, France. He studied at the Beaux Arts Academy in Paris and moved to the United States in 1981. His work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows, in galleries and museums such as the Vorpal Gallery in San Francisco and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Christian was represented by the famed Vorpal Gallery in San Francisco and New York, which gave its first U.S. show to M.C. Escher. He has also been the recipient of numerous public and private commissions. Christian lives in Northern California.

Art Statement I wish my art to be seen as one would read poetry, hopeful that one would wander into its imagery… I do not have a message, only the need to express the feelings that flow through me and the desire to create beauty. I work mostly with pen and ink, pastels and oils. From my body of work, two distinct styles readily emerge. The first is narrative, a kaleidoscope of images representing consciousness that often suggests ever-changing boundaries, ephemeral frontiers, one form creating another, a constant transformation of energy. The second comprises landscapes, romantic sceneries where colors and shapes are tangible forms of emotions. Both escape time and space while expressing the spirit that I share with a river, a butterfly or a tree.

Christian Quintin Fine Art