Thursday, July 23, 2009

Christine Linson

By Leigh Bratina

Artist Christine Linson had lived in Cleveland, Ohio her entire life. It was there she had raised her family and was a successful art consultant. She promoted artist in the Ohio area and worked with high profile clients and corporations in assisting them in purchasing art. For 15 years, Christine made her living in the arts industry. After her children were grown, her son, Dan became engaged to a young lady from Fairhope, Alabama. Christine became familiar with the area by attending parties for the engagement. Christine fell in love with the area. "The man I was seeing at the time was planning to retire in the south. In 1988 I moved down to Fairhope and started my own gallery."Christine built her business alone for two years. Then her boyfriend was able to join her in his retirement. They married and together have worked together at the gallery. "Bob helps me have the creative time I need".
Christine and Bob have extended their family with the addition of adopting two cats, Toulouse Lautrec and Matisse. Her cats inspired her to write two children's books, "Cat Tales;A Fairhope Adventure" and "Cat Tales; A Beach Adventure". "I wrote these stories to include real people and real local flavor, they include 18 Fairhope Paintings".
At the Christine Linson Gallery you will find fine art and hand crafted accessories. The gallery serves as Christine's art studio for all paintings in progress from large water color to figurative works., charcoal drawings and oil paintings. Christine is well known in the area for the creation of many Fairhope and local area/Eastern Shore water colors scenes. She also has ornaments, puzzles and note cards with her painted designs.
You can find Christine's Gallery located directly across from the landmark clock on Fairhope Ave. Stop in at the gallery for art talk, small talk and pleasant conversation with Christine.

Christine Linson Gallery
386 Fairhope Ave
Fairhope, Alabama 36532

*Leigh is a full time mother, a part time photographer and writer. Her photography and written work is featured in several professional business and local publications. She owns her own photography business, Photographic Memories. Leigh resides in the Alabama with her three children and husband "Big Daddy". You can read more of Leigh's daily adventures by visiting any of her three blogs: Tales from Bloggeritaville , Plates and Places , as well as Photographic Memories


Valerie said...

From the pics her shop looks great. Will definitely have to visit when I am down in that area! Thanks Leigh I enjoyed the post.

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Her shop is a real treat! Be sure to stop in Valerie!

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