Christine Bodnar has worked in all media but pastel painting is her medium of choice. She received her B.A at Central Michigan University with a studio major in painting and subsequently attended the Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her artwork has been selected for exhibition in many national and international juried pastel exhibits, and she has received awards from numerous art associations and publications, including the International Association of Pastel Artists and Artists Magazine. In May 2011 she will be awarded Master Circle status from the International Association of Pastel Societies.
Christine does much of her painting on the southern shores of Massachusetts, where, she says, there is always something to stimulate the artist's palette: "Coastal landscapes always seem to present a new challenge with their constant change of chromatic schemes and seasonal personalities." She may be inspired by a certain time of day, the color of the sky, or reflections in a body of water. She endeavors to capture in her painting how light changes the colors, shadows, and rhythm in a composition. She notes that different translations of these elements in new and interesting ways are what make a painting exciting.
The Gallery held a reception on January 15, 2001, where Christine provided a demonstration of her work