Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Christina Goodman on "Flight"

Christina Goodman's brooches, pendants and earrings are miniature paintings reminiscent of Renaissance artwork. Most of these miniatures are landscapes influenced by Giovanni Bellini, Lorenzo Lotto, Dosso Dossi and Jan Van Eyck, but over the last few years she has begun watching birds from her studio near the San Francisco Bay and is now incorporating them into her work.

Christina was born in Pisa, Italy, to American parents. She grew up near Washington D.C. and New Orleans, attended Colorado College, and received a studio art degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Christina later moved to New York where she studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design and worked for several years as a decorative artist specializing in gilding and painted finishes.

Christina began her design business in 1990. Her knowledge of decorative art and her passion for Renaissance painting merged into the creation of her own line of hand painted miniatures and jewelry. She continues to study and utilize 14th - 16th century gilding and painting techniques, as well as Renaissance frame design.

Collections from both Orleans and Wellfleet galleries are shown on our website.

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