June 15 – July 11, 2019

Christina Thwaites: New Work

Courthouse Gallery is pleased to debut the work of Christina Thwaites, a British artist, who moved to Maine in 2015, and whose artistic career spans four continents. Thwaites, who studied in Paris and Rome, holds an MA in French Literature and History of Art from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She worked at studios in Amsterdam, and Walasiho, a remote village in South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. In Palestine, she ran art workshops at the Al Fara refugee camps, and in Italy she helped set up and run 33 Officina Creativa (33OC), an international artist-in-residence program located in the medieval village of Toffia. Thwaites has exhibited her work in London, Rome, Palestine, and Australia. Since moving to Maine, she 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.”