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Christina Fitch

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Christina Fitch is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design and is to finish in Fall of 2019. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education in 1994. Fitch is a mixed media, figurative artist. She has taught high school visual art for twenty-three years and is currently teaching at Timber Creek High School in Keller ISD. She resides in North Richland Hills, TX.

In her work she wants to communicate that the sublime of nature causes us to look beyond the pain and drudgery of our own lives, and points to something greater than ourselves.

She uses materials gathered from nature such as foliage, bark, wood, seeds, burlap, and embroidery thread.  She incorporates these organic materials with acrylic and oil paint, powdered pigment, photography printed on transparent film, and use encaustic to assemble these combined materials into a working composition.

            Her current series draws inspiration from fading memories and personal narratives. The artwork will use layers to explore family experiences and memories. She is also interested in exploring how family dynamics stretch across generations and impact future generations.  How did the relational complexities of her grandmother and mother filter down through her into her relationship with her children?  She sees these relationships as layers that makes us who we are.  She hopes to express this through the layering of images using a variety of media.

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  • Safety First – Christina Fitch

    $800.00

    Safety First

    24 x 36″

    Mixed Media on panel

    “This painting shows my brother as an infant, asleep in a car seat. The car seat is precarious at best, but my brother is peacefully napping, unaware of any danger.”

  • Make Believe – Christina Fitch

    $900.00

    Make Believe

    24 x 48″

    Mixed Media on panel

    This is one in a series of paintings using encaustic, encaustic pastel, oil pastel, powdered pigment and digital painting on panel. I so much enjoyed the unique style of painting I was able to create using these mediums.

     

  • Don’t Play in Street – Christina Fitch

    $2,300.00

    Don’t Play in Street

    72 x 48″

    Mixed Media on panel

    “Every mother has told their children not to play in the street. This painting portrays the innocence of children at play. The children are unaware of the dangers of the world, but they are being looked after by a higher power.”

  • Merry go Round – Christina Fitch

    $800.00

    Merry go Round

    28 x 42″

    Mixed Media on panel

    “This painting shows my brothers as children, riding a merry-go-round. Their faces blur as the world spins and time passes.”

  • First Steps – Christina Fitch

    $800.00

    First Steps

    36 x 24″

    Mixed Media on panel

    “This painting is of my mother taking her first steps. Her mother in the background is fading away, to show the passage of time and the separation of mother and daughter that naturally happens.”

  • Juggling Seven – Christina Fitch

    $1,800.00

    Juggling Seven

    48 x 48″

    Mixed Media on panel

    “This painting shows my parents struggling to juggle their seven kids. Life could be chaotic, but we managed the best we could. This painting shows the best of times.

  • Absentee Father – Christina Fitch

    $1,700.00

    Absentee Father

    72 x 38″

    Mixed Media on panel

    ‘Absentee Father’ was created from old photographs and enhanced by the emotional memories of my mother, as she described the events of her childhood to me. Follow the scenes progression from left to right. 

    The left is her family at an early age and all was happy with her father devoted to her and her mother. The progression follows as her parents divorced when she was 2 years old and she became less and less of a part of her father’s life. Her father’s remarriage and building of his new family reduced her time with him until it was only at Christmas.  At age eighteen, my mother married my father, Bill Alexander. My grandfather was invited to the wedding and made an appearance but it was the first time he had even seen the man that married his daughter.”

     

  • Spinning and Standing Still – Christina Fitch

    $2,400.00

    Spinning and Standing Still

    Gallery Wrap 48 x 48″

    Mixed Media

    The painting represents four generations of my family, at a carnival. The title refers to time. Life is spinning by, as time passes ever so fast. The standing still represents those moments in time that are frozen in our memory, such as time on a carousel as a child. 

  • Card Players – Christina Fitch

    $1,800.00

    Card Players

    Framed 40 x 30″

    Mixed Media

    Card Players is part of the “Moments in Time” series. It depicts four boys hanging out on the beach at Ocean City, New Jersey, playing cards and listening to the radio, sometime during the 1950’s. It was inspired by old family photos. Two of the boys are my uncles. It symbolizes a slower, more innocent time, when the most important technology was the family radio. 

  • Mischief – Christina Fitch

    $1,800.00

    Mischief

    Gallery Wrap 28 x 71”

    Mixed Media

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    This series draws inspiration from fading memories, moments in time, and personal narratives. The artwork is taken from old photos of my family, which will include 4 generations. The theme of the painting deals with memories. Each painting is distorted in some way to show the inaccuracy of our memories. Memories are reconstructions of reality, filtered through people’s minds. They are not perfect snapshots of events. When we look back at old photos we reinterpret them. Our minds have a different way of processing things from the past. Sometimes memories evoke more emotions than the moment it happened. The photo captures historical documentation of a moment in time. It does not tell the whole story and it doesn’t show what is truly going on in the character’s life. One can see what the person is doing and what they looked like, but not what they were thinking or feeling. Distortions are used to emphasize how the memory collected with the camera and can change over time. It also emphasizes how the photograph might not tell the whole story.

  • The Bather – Christina Fitch

    $700.00

    The Bather

    Gallery Wrap 24 x 30”

    Mixed Media

    This series draws inspiration from fading memories, moments in time, and personal narratives. The artwork is taken from old photos of my family, which will include 4 generations. The theme of the painting deals with memories. Each painting is distorted in some way to show the inaccuracy of our memories. Memories are reconstructions of reality, filtered through people’s minds. They are not perfect snapshots of events. When we look back at old photos we reinterpret them. Our minds have a different way of processing things from the past. Sometimes memories evoke more emotions than the moment it happened. The photo captures historical documentation of a moment in time. It does not tell the whole story and it doesn’t show what is truly going on in the character’s life. One can see what the person is doing and what they looked like, but not what they were thinking or feeling. Distortions are used to emphasize how the memory collected with the camera and can change over time. It also emphasizes how the photograph might not tell the whole story.

  • Brother Billy – Christina Fitch

    $500.00

    Brother Billy

    Gallery Wrap 20 x 24”

    Mixed media digital painting on wood panel

    Brother Billy comes from a photo taken at Disneyworld of me “dunking” my younger brother. Though my memory is of playfulness and fun, the look on his face is of fear and anxiety.