Christina Thwaites

Biography
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Lights on, Nobody Home
oil on canvas, 24 x 26 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Road to the Island
oil on canvas, 40 x 56 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES
Old Bridge
oil on canvas, 23 x 31 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Tree Covered
oil on canvas, 34.75 x 38.5 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Purple Sea
oil on canvas, 32.5 x 33 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Three Sheds
oil on canvas, 32 x 38.25 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Winter Water
oil on canvas, 21.75 x 30.5 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Beach Shacks
oil on canvas, 24 x 29 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Flat Water
oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Old Boat
oil on canvas, 37.5 x 50.25 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES  Small Lake III
oil on canvas, 10 x 16 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES
The Tide Is Coming In
oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES
View on the Bay
oil on canvas, 37 x 50.25 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES
Pink Water II
oil on canvas, 18 x 21 inches
CHRISTINA THWAITES Lights on, Nobody Home oil on canvas, 24 x 26 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Road to the Island oil on canvas, 40 x 56 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Old Bridge oil on canvas, 23 x 31 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Tree Covered oil on canvas, 34.75 x 38.5 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Purple Sea oil on canvas, 32.5 x 33 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Three Sheds oil on canvas, 32 x 38.25 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Winter Water oil on canvas, 21.75 x 30.5 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Beach Shacks oil on canvas, 24 x 29 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Flat Water oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Old Boat oil on canvas, 37.5 x 50.25 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Small Lake III oil on canvas, 10 x 16 inches SOLD
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CHRISTINA THWAITES The Tide Is Coming In oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES View on the Bay oil on canvas, 37 x 50.25 inches
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CHRISTINA THWAITES Pink Water II oil on canvas, 18 x 21 inches
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Christina Thwaites Biography

Christina Thwaites (b.1980), a British painter, who moved to Maine in 2015, and whose artistic career spans four continents. Thwaites graduated from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, in 2004 with an M.A. in French Literature and the History of Art. She attended the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, France, and worked as an assistant to watercolorist Patrick Fouilhoux. In Italy, she developed her painting skills at the La Porta Blu Art School in Rome.

In 2010, Thwaites worked at Kanal 10 Guest Studio in Amsterdam, as well as in Walasiho, an extremely remote village in South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. In 2011, Thwaites was invited to Palestine to run art workshops, and to exhibit with the Al-Mahatta Gallery during a residency period at Al Fara refugee camp. Thwaites then moved back to Italy where she helped set up and run 33 Officina Creativa (33OC), an international artist-in-residence program located in the medieval hilltop village of Toffia.

While living near Rome, Thwaites exhibited with commercial galleries, and her work was included in exhibitions at two public institutions in Rome: the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO).

In 2013, Thwaites moved to Canberra, Australia. She was offered studio space at Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA). While living in Australia, she had solo shows in three different states. She also continued to exhibit her work in Europe with two solo shows in London and Rome, as well as a two- person show with British Pop artist Peter Blake.

Since moving to Maine, Thwaites has been taken by the incredible coastline: “The shapes and colours have made a real impression on me. Working on this subject matter in my studio gives me the same feelings of peaceful relief that I experience when I arrive at the seashore in Maine.” Thwaites is a remarkable colorist who is interested in the process of transformation. She often works from old black and white photographs of Maine scenes, which help her “get inside” the image and start a “conversation” with it. Thwaites maintains a studio in Orono, Maine, where she lives with her husband and two small children.