Artist Statement

'Life is made for living'

I paint intuitively, letting my paintings evolve in the moment. I make a conscious effort to work my brushstrokes in harmony with the rhythm of my breathing, with a passion that reveals my humor, energy and optimism.   

My life has walked me through several life changing experiences, leaving me at times very restricted in my movements and breathing. These have been both emotionally and physically demanding periods in my life, that have left me feeling suffocated, but at the same time have instilled in me an absolute joy for living.

Fundamentally, my wish is that my paintings invite the viewer to enjoy the beautiful sanctuary of breathing, the rhythm that accompanies each one of us, every moment of every day.

Christine M. Stokke