Christine Pensa

After a successful career as a political assistant to both a federal and provincial cabinet minister in Canada - Christine was increasingly drawn to creative life. She took an art course and found her true passion was painting - not politics. Fifteen years ago Christine pursued studies in art and continues to find joy in painting and print making.

Figurative work is central to her art. Christine’s visual pieces are a reflection of what is germane in her life and therefore revolve around the evolution of spirituality, the practice of yoga - and especially women and their diverse manifestations of beauty. Over the years Christine added print-making to her work - creating and working with lino blocks, etchings, and silk screening allowed her to explore graphic images. I was drawn to print making because of it's joyful graphic nature. Christine says, "Printing feels like shorthand. I love how it communicates clearly at our most primitive level."