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Christine Kerrick was born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Drawing and painting came naturally to her and she couldn't imagine working in any other field, so she attended University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she earned a B.F.A. in Illustration.
Christine spent her early career as a graphic designer learning print production, color separation for fabric printing, typography and the design software that enabled her to take a project from concept to finished print, book or other product. This experience gave her expertise in the process of going from original artwork to finished commercial product.
In 1995, Christine moved to South Florida where she wrote and illustrated three comic books and two graphic novels based on end-time events from the Book of Revelation. Her fine art work flourished and took on new direction when she worked with a fellow artist who specialized in textures and creating custom art for the trade. During that time, Christine learned a technique emulating the richness and luminosity of oil paint using acrylic and texture.
In mid-2001, when Christine joined the Broward County Sheriff's Office as a graphic designer, the Sheriff sent her to the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where she learned forensic facial imaging for crime victim and missing person identification. When she returned to South Florida, the Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division and neighboring police departments enlisted her help to create composite drawings from witness interviews, postmortem drawings and facial reconstructions from skeletal remains, some of which resulted in identifications.
In 2012, Christine published her first illustrated non-fiction book, "How To Tell A Prince From A Frog: Law Enforcement Techniques for Knowing Who You're Dating" (280 pp., Amazon). She wrote it to help women who are looking for princes, but finding frogs instead.
Currently, Christine lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where she creates collage drawings and paintings and experiments with found objects. Her dream is to license her extensive portfolio of compelling artwork. Her work has been shown in galleries in West Chester, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Delaware, Ft. Lauderdale and New York.
I see my art as a way to communicate stories through the assemblage of typography, as well as 2D and 3D elements. I am fascinated by ephemera because, by its very definition, ephemera are paper and objects that are used only for a moment and then put aside or discarded. In my work, I take these items and make a new, beautiful piece out of them, like what God does with our lives. I hope people will identify with my stories, or those of others I have portrayed, and find inspiration, comfort and joy in them.
My use of varied drawing techniques provides a pleasant variety of elements, as I tear up old drawings and use them in my collage paintings. I draft or set typography for the piece, because in addition to its narrative qualities, typography provides a pretty pattern. Having worked only in pencil in the past, the influence of other artist friends swayed my palette from shades of gray to vibrant jeweled hues.
I also started using textural elements to pool the color into certain areas, giving my work the depth and luminosity that is uncommon for acrylic.
My recent love affair with India has traveled into my art, especially after my trip there in late 2012. I reflect this colorful, warm country in my paintings, which bloom with brilliant hues, iridescent pigments, floral and geometric rosettes and other Indian patterns and themes. These elements will be contained in a children's book I am working on, about a little girl in India, where I can further show the kindness of the Indian people and the beauty of the country.
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