Christine Graefe Drewyer [NRA 2009-2022]
First name: Christine ;
Middle name: Graefe ;
Last name: Drewyer ;
Member: Non-resident artist member ;
Begin: 2009 ;
End: 2022 ;
Painting for me is a celebration of beauty and creation.
The work is a spiritual discipline and the making of art a Sacred expression.
I was raised in a family of eight, the second child of six Daughters. We grew up in the country, with lots of trees And our own garden. We had a pet Black Angus cow Named Girl, and a hound dog named Elvis. There were Numerous other barnyard pets as well. We always seemed To have plenty of time for and with each other.
In our fast-paced world and confusing times, our vision is Easily clouded to the simple things that really matter: clean Air and water, the farms and open spaces of our world And, of course, our precious families.
I find great joy in painting the powerful tranquility of the Rural American landscape or the beautiful, peaceful beasts Of our planet. Hopefully we will always reside in a world Where we can enjoy these simple pleasures.
If I am a successful artist, the paintings I create will Transport the viewer beyond the senses, free of thought And self-consciousness. The paintings then become an Instrument through which the viewer and the artist Glimpse the joyful oneness of which we are all a part.