Christine Mannion Artist

Essentially I am a ’maker’ who has evolved into a passionate painter, with my formal training in textiles, metalwork, ceramics and stained glass influencing my work. 

Needing a change from detailed and physically demanding work and admiring the freedom of Jackson Pollock and the rich colours of Gustav Klimt, I started experimenting with acrylic mediums. Soon a looser and unpredictable style emerged. Spurred on in 2003 by my watercolour of snowdrops being selected by the 'Moorcroft' Pottery for manufacture to raise funds for ’Children in Need' charity, I dared to go public with my paintings.

I am now a prolific artist painting and exhibiting in local galleries and Wales. I paint whatever inspires me but masses of flowers are often irresistable, visual contradictions and quirky things too, like poppies emerging from the fields of war or things in unexpected settings.

My focus Is mainly on the use of materials rather than an exact copy of what I see, texture and movement hopefully capturing a moment in time. My artworks can be semi-abstract, even abstract and often described  as ‘happy paintings'

Commissions are welcome.  

See my 2019 exhibition venues and stockists on ‘What’s going on’ page.

Enquiries and appointments to view original paintings can be made by emailing artbychristine@btinternet.com

Member of-

Leicester Sketch Club. 

Leicester Art House.

The Leicester Eye.

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STOCKISTS & EXHIBITIONS.

*** SOCK Gallery, Loughborough.  COMING SOON.  EXHIBITION April 18th- June 1st 2019****

* FOSSE House Gallery, Dunchurch. 2019* ATTENBOROUGH Arts Centre, Leicester  2019

*ORIEL SEREN. Machynlleth Wales.  2019

*HAYRACK Gallery, old dairy farm craft centre, Upper Stowe, Northamptonshire. 2019

*IDRIS Store, lower Corris, Wales. 2019

* WISTOW Gallery, Leicester.2019 

 

Countesthorpe Craft  fair, November 3rd 2018

Attenborough Arts Centre, Christmas craft fair, 27th Oct. 2018

Leicester Sketch Club Exhibition, Old library Basement Gallery,liec. Oct 2018

LITTLE THEATRE, upstairs GALLERY, LEIC. Solo exhibition. SEPT 2018

Exhibiting in the CANK STREET GALLERY, Open Exhibition, LEICESTER. June   2018

ATTENBOROUGH Arts Centre, Leicester 2016 & 2017 & 2018 

ORIEL SEREN. Machynlleth Wales. * 2018

HAYRACK Gallery, old dairy farm craft centre, Upper Stowe, Northamptonshire. 2018. 

 FOSSE House Gallery, Dunchurch .2017. 2018. 

IDRIS Store, lower Corris, Wales. 2018 

Glenfield Gallery, Leicester Oct 2017 -2018

WISTOW Gallery, Leicester. 2016. 2017. 2018.*

 ACTIVE ARTS EXHIBITION  march 10th - 11th 2018. Countesthorpe Community College.

 

West End Gallery, Leicester.* Prints.* 2017

Sock Gallery Art fair, Loughborough. Nov 2017

South Croxton Art Craft fair.. Nov.2017.

Art in Lyddington Exhibition. Nov 2017.

Active Arts Craft Market. Leicester Nov 2017

Attenborough Arts Centre Art Fair Oct 2017

Upper Broughton Art exhibition Oct 2017

Leicester Sketch Club exhibition. Oct 20- Nov 28 2017

Makers Market Leicester. Sept, Oct 2017

The Sock  Gallery Loughborough. August 5th - Sept 9th. 

Kibworth Art Lovers Exhibition 2017.

The Cank street Open exhibition. 2017 

The Eye Exhibition Project intersection no3 'Urban Rural'  

Dun-church Gallery, Rugby 2017.

Active Arts exhibition, Countesthorpe school. March 11 -12th 2017

 

The Eye exhibition project, Leicester Adult education Centre. Dec 2016.

Sywell Aerodrome Artisans fair. November 2016.

Active Arts Craft market, November 2016

Glenfield Gallery 2016.

The Mews Gallery, Narborough, Leic. 2016.

Leicester & Rutland Wildlife Trust, Guildhall, Leic. Oct 2016 

Leic. Sketch Club Exhibition,Newarke Houses. Sept 2016 

Cank Street Open June/July 2016.

Castle Ashby Art and Makers Fair, Northhampton May 2016.

New Walk Museum. Open 27 exhibition 2016.

Cank Street Gallery, Leicester, 2016.

 

Crafts at the Mansion, Old warden Biggleswade, Beds. Dec 2015 

Christmas Crafts, Sywell Northants. Nov 20015

Blaby Society of Artists Exhibition, Oct 2015

Art in lyddington Exhibition Nov 30th 31st 2015.

Cank Street Open Exhibition 2015.  

Member 'Art House' Leicester. Exhibited June 2015.  

Member 'Leicester sketch club'. Various exhibitions throughout year.

Wistow Gallery 2015 

Active Art Exhibition 2015.

Previous member Art Alert Nuneaton 2015.

Crafty Lady art/craft fairs Woodhouse Eaves. 2015.

The Gallery, Atkins Building, Hinckley 2015

 

Cank Street ‘Open Exhibition Gallery 2014

Wistow Gallery 2014.

Ellerington Gallery, Clarendon Park.  2014 

Member ‘Blaby Society of Artists’.

Open 25 New Walk Museum.  2014