Christine Mannion Artist
Studied textiles, ceramics and metalwork at the Lanchester polytechnic in Coventry and worked in Stained Glass designing Tiffany style lampshades and making leaded traditional leaded panels has certainly informed my current work.
Embroidery, chinese brush work and collage also influence my paintings. In 2003 I was particularly proud when my watercolour 'Snowdrops' was manufactured by the 'Moorcroft' Pottery and raised funds for their 'Children in Need' auction.
In recent years, needing a change from physically demanding work I embarked on my current journey of experiments. Using the unpredictability of acrylic mediums, I try to capture just a glimpse of what I see, not to copy. Often my inspiration is masses of flowers, grasses and even derelict areas. Intrigued by their tenacity, caturing just a glimpse their free spirit in my work. I use the perspective of a small animals or view, homing in on a small patch of interest, not a landscape or a whole garden.
Combined with a constant need to experiment and see how far I can push the materials, I am always aiming for a unique look and a looser style.
Abstract Paintings can be on a variety of surfaces including slate.
Preferring to sell original paintings due to the textural quality of my work, my selection of prints is small, some only available by special order. I have exhibited in many local galleries and also attend selected Art & Craft fairs during the year.
Enquires and viewing original paintings can be made by emailing
Leicester Sketch Club.
Leicester Art House.
The Leicester Eye.
Previous Exhibitions/Clubs and Craft Fairs.
Glenfield Gallery, Leicester Oct 2017 - February 2018*
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester 2016 & 2017 *
Wistow Gallery, Leicester. 2016. 2017*
Fosse House Gallery, Dunchurch .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