Christine Hella Cott

 I was born in 1954: I’ve been an artist and a writer all my life although I started painting seriously in 2008 and have not stopped since. My work started small and over the dimension and often, when I paint, I wish for I love to paint, love color, love the way light and shadow and shape and distance
change color. The challenge of painting is huge, daunting. The journey from the beginning of a painting to the last few brush strokes is always one of marvel and learning. I will paint or draw or scribble anywhere, on the corner of a napkin, on the edges of a magazine, on a scrap of paper
dug out from the bottom of a friend’s purse, just to capture a thought, a plan, or a what-if. To me, nothing compares with natural light and so I paint plein air whenever I can.

I am for the most part untutored. I have no scheme or plan, I just follow my nose and hope that each new work will round out my education.

Currently I am represented by galleries in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and Winslow on Bainbridge Island. 

Studio:  253-906-0806