Christine Tullson MATHIEU was born in Providence, RI. She is a contemporary plein air painter. Her original watercolors and oils are painted on location throughout New England.
Christine has participated in numerous juried exhibitions at several art associations and museums including: Providence Art Club, Newport Art Museum, Attleboro Art Museum, Wickford Art Association, and Westport Art Group.
She has also participated in several fundraising auctions including: Newport Art Museum WET PAINT!, Channel 36, Gilbert Stuart Museum, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Volunteer Center of Rhode Island, Forbes House Museum, Paint the Port, Kennebunkport, Laudholm Farm’s Painterly Day, and Make a Wish Foundation.
Christine participated in juried plein air festivals, including Ocean Park, ME, Castine, ME, and Blackstone Valley, MA.
In November 2017, Christine traveled to Bermuda to participate in her first international plein air event. She returned in October 2019.
Christine Tullson MATHIEU has earned awards including: the 1997 Helen Rackliff Wilkinson Award, Westport Art Group; the 1997 First Place Award in Watercolor and 2000 Second Place Award, Annual Warren Art Festival; 2000 Juror’s Choice Award, Attleboro Museum Small Works; the 2001 Third Place Award, Wickford Art Association Member Exhibition; 2011 Honorable Mention, Ocean Park; July 2013 First Place, Ocean Park; August 2013 Honorable Mention, Ocean Park; Honorable Mention 2013, Kennebunkport River Club Casino Show; Ocean Park July 2014 First Place; Ocean Park, August 2014 Second Place; Kennebunkport Casino August 2014 Honorable Mention; Ogunquit Sidewalk Festival August 2014 Honorable Mention; July 2015 First Place Award, Ocean Park, and August 2015 First Place Award, Ocean Park; First Place August 2016 Ocean Park; August 2017 Honorable Mention, Ocean Park; Plein Air Nantucket 2018, Frank Swift Chase Award 1st Prize for Excellence in Plein Air Painting; and 2019 First Place Award Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival.
Christine is an artist member of the Wickford Art Association and Westport Art Group.
Christine studied drawing with Antonio Dattorro from 1968-71 in Providence. She received a B.A. in Art Studio and a B.A. in Elementary Education from URI in 1975. She studied watercolor, Fantasy Illustration, and Children’s Book Illustration at RISD from 1980-84. In 1994, Christine was granted a sabbatical leave from the Providence School Department to study Art History, Anthropology, and Painting at RIC.
JAM-of-the-Month - September 2020:
Christine Tullson Mathieu
Last Light, Matunuck - Oil 9x12 $400