I discovered collage as a process when I moved to the US and my oil paints were impounded by a dock strike. At that time I also made papier-mâché pots and pieced quilts in the manner of the early settlers. I have hopes that my womanly art will eventually be recognised by a wider circle of enthusiasts.
My collages are made using almost exclusively hand painted Ingres and cartridge paper. This is cut, applied and layered, employing many hundreds of pieces to produce my pictures. They are produced in my studio from my detailed pencil drawings, and are mostly landscapes depicting Suffolk, my garden, and places visited on holiday.
Gallery (click to view)
Christine McKechnie trained at Southampton and Kingston Schools of Art in the early sixties. She was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Show in the eighties and nineties; in 1983 she won a special award for her work with paper. When she lived in London she had many shows at the London University – Institute of Education Gallery, and the Anna Mai Chadwick Gallery in Fulham. Her pictures feature in many private and some public collections. An article about her work in ‘Leisure Painter’ led to a commission for a book on the art of paper collage from Search Press Ltd. She has been a regular contributor to ‘The Artist’ and ‘Leisure Painter’.
She has demonstrated collage on Granada television, and conducted projects with children in primary schools. She has carried out a successful village sign for Worlingworth, and a lottery funded community maze and scarecrow project with the villagers of Worlingworth and Southolt.
Artworks Group Exhibition
23rd – 29th May 2019
Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Artspace Gallery, Woodbridge
One Woman Show
6th – 11th June 2019
Open 11.00am – 5.00pm
64 Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Suffolk Open Studios
My studio is open to visitors over the weekends 15th/16th, 22nd/23rd and 29th/30th June 2019
Open 11.00am – 5.00pm
Cornerways, Southolt, Nr Eye, Suffolk IP23 7QJ
Artworks 20th Annual Exhibition
21st September – 6th October 2019
10am – 5.00pm daily
Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds
Fox and Goose Inn, Fressingfield
Continuous exhibition, during restaurant hours, tel: 01379 586247
Contact Christine McKechnie