“Art is at the center of everything I do. It was the first thing I learned when I was a child. As I mastered my craft, it became my career, my sense of purpose, my means of expression, and my identity. With every event in my life, there is a work of art to represent it. From people I meet to my travels, to my family, to my work, to my heart there is a painting that tells its story.”– Chrissy Wilkin
CHRISTINE WILKIN is a Maryland artist that concentrates in painting and drawing. Her work covers a diverse set of themes that relate to her personal narrative: family, travel, beauty, growth, transition, love, loss, and her battle with depression. She experiments with different mediums and styles, which further connect to the mood of the piece. Wilkin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in 2009 and her Master’s Degree in Art Education in 2011 from the University of Maryland. She is currently working as an art teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, a Prince George’s County Public School. Wilkin has shown her work in cafes and galleries in the Maryland and DC area. She curates art for the New Deal Café in Greenbelt. Later this year she will be moving to Beijing and teaching art at Tsinghua International School.