Kristine Martineau Gellerman
Kristine Martineau Gellerman is a fine artist who works primarily with pastels. She studied art and design in the Twin Cities and perused a growing interest in classical realism while studying drawing at Atelier Lack in Minneapolis.
She proceeded to study painting and printmaking and subsequently returned to drawing as the principal concentration of her work. While using a collection of drawing materials and exploring a variety of archival papers she discovered the perfect marriage of drawing and painting in the form of pastels, preferring to draw directly with the vivid, pure pigment.
Kristine has received numerous awards for her work which may be found in private and corporate collections internationally, and has been published in New American Paintings, a juried exhibition in print.
“Light and shadow informs and inspires my work as an artist; indeed, it characterizes all of life, and through the duality of light and darkness appears beauty and clarity, revealing an openhearted silence.”