Christina Snyder Doelling
Although American, I was raised in Europe. From an early age, I was influenced by many different painting styles, from the Old Masters to Abstract Expressionists. I have always been enraptured with color and the power of a paintbrush. When I returned to the U.S. for my Bachelor’s Degree, I spent four years painting in the studios of Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, NY. It didn’t take long for me to abandon the constraints of fruit bowls and embrace the dynamics and freedom of abstract painting.
With a major in Fine Arts, Departmental Honors, and a minor in Business, I moved to Atlanta to attend The Portfolio Center for advertising. I was an art director for more than a decade, working at agencies in San Francisco and Atlanta. While art directing, I always pursued my love of contemporary painting. Now I’m happy to be able to dedicate myself completely to my art. My work is exhibited in approximately a dozen galleries, primarily in the Southeast. In 2006, I was honored tremendously by being chosen as an “Emerging Artist” by Art & Antiques Magazine.