Christine X, painter

I’m a mother of two and deeply moved by humanitarian and human rights’ issues around the world. I am also an art gallerist and when I do put my mind to drawing, it’s portraiture that I’m more inclined to be working at.

Frozen in time, Acrylics, artist, Maltese, art, artwork, deer, Christine X
Frozen in time (Acrylics on Canvas) by Christine X

How did you get started?
The earliest I can remember is me doodling everywhere at the age of 6. Classmates often brought me their own diaries to doodle on too. My parents got me this professional colouring kit then and started me off with some private art lessons.

Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by?
I really cannot pick one because I am inspired by most artists.

Describe your work in less than 10 words.
Bold.

What genre do you consider your work to be?
Figurative, expressionist.

Your favourite from among your own artworks?
Portrait drawings and street art. I love the response one receives through street art.

Holding on to life, Street art, art, artist, artwork, Christine X
Holding on to life (Street art) by Christine X

Where was your first exhibition held?
I did one at the Labyrinth in Valletta when I was 18 – tribal portraits- I didn’t know how to market exhibitions then but I was happy to see my works displayed there.

What are you working on at the moment?
Drawings on paper- I think that’s my forte. Following a long absence from my art, this is my starting point.  I am also planning to work on a couple of street art works.

How long have you been painting?
My most productive artistic years were those during sixth form and that was from the age of 16, 19 years ago.

Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night?
I’d say more of a morning person.

How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish.
2 a day (I aim to quit for health reasons)

Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours?
Being a mother, it’s definitely time spent with the kids and family. Very unproductive in terms of art, unless I have a commission that I need to have finished.

The Chalet, Sliema, artwork, art, artist, Acrylics, Canvas,  Christine X
The Chalet (Acrylics on Canvas) by Christine X

 

Wine and cheese. Yes or no?
No to wine and yes to cheese.

If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with?
I’d firstly see what I really need, then I’d spend the rest on travelling and on giving to those at need.

Favourite place to holiday?
I love cultural adventures. I’m looking forward to that long-awaited Ghana holiday and it seems like the wait is nearly over.

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Our artists profiles have been created by various writers includig the artists themselves, Christine X, Amber Knights and Paula Fleri-Soler.