"My paintings explore our relationship with landscapes and livestock. Focusing on the Blue Ridge Mountain area of central Virginia, I use loose and suggestive strokes that imply an immediacy of experience within which I want the viewer to linger. Painting for me is a process of paying attention, of looking at the layers of meaning we ascribe to our placed-ness hopefully evoking moments of re-humanizing connections."
Christen's Land & Sea collection will be on view in the Preston Cutler Room at Christ Church August-October 2017. You can see more of her work at www.christenyates.com.