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Artist Christine Belt
Belt, Christine, 1959- , American painter, b. Omaha, Nebraska. Studied and received her BA and MA degrees in Art Education from University of Nebraska at Kearney. After a lifetime of frequent visits to Taos, New Mexico, in 2007, Christine was awestruck and influenced by Taos’ artist’s bold and dynamic creations first hand. Subsequently, she made a decision to end her teaching career after twenty two years and was driven to respond artistically to that influence from Taos’ art community with a Midwest twist. In 2009, she launched her career as a full-time artist, tapped into New Mexico’s energy, and connected it to her Midwest roots. Christine’s style thus emerged and has been described as “Contemporary Rural”.
During Christine’s formative years growing up, she lived and was exposed to both urban and rural communities. This contrasting experience also influenced her design choices as an artist. She realistically portrays subjects found in nature and places them into stylized angular environments. Her use of vibrant and complimentary color further reveals contrasting elements, which in turn, directs attention back to her main subjects.
Some of Christine’s exhibitions and shows include; Blue Pomegranate Gallery’s 2009 Spring Show, Omaha, NE, Featured Artist, Wildwood Art Barn, Nebraska City, NE, July 2013, and Featured Artist, Kimmel Gallery, Morton-James Public Library, Nebraska City, NE, Oct. 2013. Currently she is represented by Wildwood Art Barn in Nebraska City and resides in Papillion, NE where she continues to create in her art studio.