Christine Mannion Artist

I am fundamentally a ‘maker’ with a passion for painting, my craft background and experience in a stained glass studio informs my experimental approach to my work.

Having long admired the freedom of Jackson Pollock and Gerhardt Richter and the rich colours of Gustav Klimt, when I needed a change from physically demanding work I started experimenting with vibrant acrylic paints and mediums, a looser style emerged with a certain amount of unpredictability. 

In 2003 my simple watercolour of Snowdrops' was a selected design for manufacture by the 'Moorcroft' Pottery to raise funds for ’Children in Need'. This gave me courage to start entering my work into public exhibitions.

I am now a prolific artist often inspired by masses of flowers on verges, fields or derelict areas, I am often attracted by visual contradictions such as poppies emerging from the fields of war or quirky things in unusual settings. I add texture and movement to my paintings aiming to capture a moment in time.

My Paintings are described as semi-abstract or abstract, loose and textured or often just as ‘Happy Paintings. Because I prefer to sell original paintings my selection of prints is small, most by special order or from selected galleries.  See stockists below.**

Please see ‘what’s going on’ section to see my art venues.

Enquiries and appointments to view original paintings can be made by email-

Member of-

Leicester Sketch Club. 

Leicester Art House.

The Leicester Eye.

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* Countesthorpe Craft  fair, November 3rd.

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

 *  Leicester Sketch Club Exhibition, Old library Basement Gallery,liec. Oct 19th - Nov 28th *

LITTLE THEATRE, upstairs GALLERY, LEIC. Solo exhibition. SEPT 10th - 23rd.

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

* ATTENBOROUGH Arts Centre, Leicester 2016 & 2017 & 2018*

*ORIEL SEREN. Machynlleth Wales. *

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

* FOSSE House Gallery, Dunchurch .2017. 2018.*

*IDRIS Store, lower Corris, Wales. *

Glenfield Gallery, Leicester Oct 2017 -Feb2018

* 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