Christine Thornton's Art Studio

building skills and nurturing creativity


Some of my paintings revel in decorative patterns.  I'm inspired by William Morris patterns, mandalas and knitting as examples of beauty, orderly repetition, texture and color.  One January I knitted dozens of hats and scarves, and lately I'm rather obsessively making beaded jewelry.  I tend to create art in streaks!  The paintings below were all created in one year. I love natural forms like plants, trees and birds, so our camping trips inspire and rejuvenate me as well.