Christine Olga Smith
I grew up in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and studied Communication Design at Parsons School of Design in Paris and NY. My paintings are seascapes and scenes from the Greece that are part of my everyday environment; as well as the island of Bahrain in the Middle East and the USA. They are always painted en plein air (from nature).
My animations and designs in print are always about sharing a message of peace, love and happiness. They are works mainly inspired by the places I have lived, and nature; and the prints, t-shirts and blanket are the same works made accessible to everyone.
Christine Olga Smith grew up in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Her graduated from Parsons School of Design (Paris and NY) with a degree in Design for Communication in 2008, with an emphasis in motion graphics, and founded her own art space in Porto Heli, Greece, dedicated to cultivating and promoting contemporary art practices internationally. Aside from her own projects, her professional experience has been in successfully coordinating exhibitions, managing artists and working with clients as well as designing print and web media for Blue Fig Art. This coming year I will be working on my public art project, Healing Illustrations that Fresh Arts (www.fresharts.org) is supporting through their cultural fiscal sponsorship program. Healing Illustrations Series by Christine Olga Smith Christine's work has exhibited in Saudi Arabia, as well as the United Nations in Geneva, with artists from the Middle East (’10), in New York at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (’12), at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel in Spetses (’13) where she is also a curator, at SG Gallery in St. George Lycabettus (“Dreams and Think Positive” Nov. and Dec. ’11) and the Evgenidou Foundation (Eco ’09), in Athens. Most recently her series of oil paintings from nature entitled were on exhibit in Porto Heli, Greece in an exhibit entitled, The Children of Morea, similar works were displayed at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi in April, 2014, then subsequently in New York in 2016. Her design project My Sun II was exhibited in "Views Bahrain" with Al-Riwaq Gallery, and her short animation, Like, Share and Follow: Sea Turtles Hatching, was exhibited as part of the Post Studio Micro Residency Show, Houston, Texas, 12/’16. Blue Fig Art T-shirts are also sold at: Ageri boutique, Antiparos and La Marina boutique, Porto Heli