“To paint is to show a secret part of who you are.”
Christine Frisbee


Abstracts are built with emotions and drama. They are personal and dynamic. There is always a place for an abstract in your home.


Representational paintings are comforting because they are familiar. The subject is something that we understand and like to remind us of what we enjoy.

My Process

The process that I take is intuitive, whether I am thinking of water or forests or architecture or homes. I paint in a quiet sunny studio without music. I feel I can hear the colors. My best work comes when I hear what I should paint. Coming from a large family the environment in which we live and how we live our lives is of upmost importance in my mind. I am conscious of how we speak and react to people around us. I attempt to relate this in my paintings with color and harmony.  The large strokes are emotions that drive us and the smaller lines, shapes and stokes are the influences that create our thoughts and reactions. The total brush strokes on the canvas reflect our character and total being. The colors and shapes are who we are. It is a canvas of our personality. That is how I express my art.                                                    

Artist Statement

As a child I was always enthralled with art. I loved to create and still do. It is my passion. I love traditional art but am drawn towards modern and abstract art as well. Painting in both traditional and contemporary styles might send confusing messages, but it is allowing me to discover the real and best painter I can be. The work to transition a concept into all styles of paintings of the same subject stretches you to see what you can achieve.

My new work is abstract studies of colors and shapes. It is dramatic and bright. It will hopefully bring happiness and imagination into your home or office.

There is a section on illustrations. I am working on writing and illustrating a few children’s picture books These are some examples of the illustrations I am working on for these books.


Christine began painting at 14 and continued until she had her first solo show in 2010. Christine received ber Bachelor of Arts at Fairfield University, CT and graduated Cum Laude. She went on to receive an MBA from University of Connecticut’s Executive Program. She studied art at The Art Students League and The National Arts Museum in New York and Silvermine Guild Arts in New Canaan, CT.

Over the years she has been affiliated with the National Association of Women Artists, Silvermine Arts and The Carriage Barn in New Canaan, CT, Birdsey Gallery, Osterville, MA and Bedford Frame and Gallery in Bedford, NY. Katonah Art Museum and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM). She spends her winters in Bedford, NY and her summers on Cape Cod.

Christine enjoyed painting in a more traditional style until recently. Presently she concentrates on abstract expressionism. She is presently influenced by Helen Frankenthaler for her interesting compositions, Rothko, for his outstanding use of color and de Kooning for his complex compositions.

Selected Juried Art Exhibits

Christine has exhibited in many states and has sold to homes throughout the country including California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Kansas and Florida.

Solo Shows:

Nehapwa Design, Pound Ridge, NY

Osterville Village Library, Osterville, MA

Juried Group Shows:

Art Student’s League Brooklyn Art Show, July 2021

Osterville Museum Art Show, July 2021

CCNS Art Show, Rowayton, CT June 2021

Katonah Art Museum Show, Katonah, NY May 2021

Cahoon Museum Art Show, August 2020

Osterville Historical Museum, August 2020 

Katonah Museum Show, Katonah, Novmeber 2019

New Canaan Carriage Barn, September 2019
CCNS Art Show, Rowayton, CT July 2019

Osterville Historical Museum, Osterville, MA 2019

Osterville Historical Museum, Osterville, MA July 2018

CCNS Art Show, Rowayton, CT May 2018

Bedford Art Show, Bedford, NY, January 2018

National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New York, NY October 2017

Junior League of Boston 2017 Designer Show House, Belmont, MA October 2017

Osterville Historical Museum Show, Osterville, MA July 2017

CCNS Art Show, Rowayton, , CT 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital Art Program, Boston, MA February 2017-May 2017

Cahoon Museum of American Art, Botanica Exhibition, Cotuit, MA September 2017

Provincetown Art Association, Members Exhibition, Provincetown, MA October 2017

Endicott College Art Show, Beverly, MA  June 2016

Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem, PA March 2016

New York Public Library Exhibit, New York, NY March 2016

Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA  January  2016

Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA October 2015

National Association of Women Artists Centennial Show, New York, NY  October 2015

Cahoon Museum Brush Off, Cotuit, MA June 2015

The Armory Art Center, Palm Beach, FL March 2015

Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, August 2014

Creative Arts Center Brush-Off, Chatham, MA July 2014

Wianno Art Exhibit, Osterville, MA  July 2014

Hub-Robeson Galleries, Penn State University, State College, PA  April  2014

National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY  November 2013

Solo Exhibit, Osterville Village Library, Osterville, MA  August 2013


National Association of Women Artists N.A.W.A., former Board Member of the Massachusetts Chapter

Provincetown Art Association and Museum PAAM

Katonah Museum of Art

Silvermine School of Art

Carriage Barn Arts, New Canaan, CT

Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

Art Bags For Kids

Awards: Selected as an Artist in Residence for Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Relations:

Chonogram Magazine April 2022