Christine Thornton's Art Studio

building skills and nurturing creativity

Paintings

Some of my paintings revel in decorative patterns.  I'm inspired by William Morris designs, mandalas and knitting as examples of beauty, orderly repetition, texture and color.  One January I knitted dozens of hats and scarves, and another year I rather obsessively made 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.