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Christine Herman is a painter and printmaker whose abstract works on paper are interpretations of inspiring landscapes and natural forms. A native of Canada, she currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Christine's voyage to becoming an artist has been long and winding. While still practicing as an interior designer, she began working in watercolor and exhibiting her work in galleries and shows in the Midwest. In the late 1990s, she moved to Taos and began studying printmaking. This pivotal event changed her creative trajectory, after which she focused solely on monotype—one-of-a-kind images created with ink on paper using an etching press. She continued with studies at the University of New Mexico, Institute of American Indian Arts and the University of Minnesota at Duluth.

Described as both meditative and lively, Christine's work is a catalyst for the senses and a window to one's interior world. Her distinctive style embodies the energetic transfer of sensations, ideas and feelings, through the metaphor of landscape and botanical forms. She imbues her images with a delicate sensuality transporting one's imagination to the inner landscape of heart and mind. Her work characteristically combines provocative organic shapes seemingly suspended between multiple layers—or alternatively, a definitive horizon line that draws the eye between earth and sky and to the beyond.

Represented in several private and corporate collections, Christine's work is also included in "Trail Guide: The Northland Experience through Poetry & Prints", "Response" Prints & Poetry by Calyx Press and "Dust & Fire: Annual Anthology of Women's Writings". She was awarded a residency at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Red Wing, Minnesota, to develop works on paper using experimental printmaking techniques. She is a current member of the Northern Printmakers Alliance and New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque.

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