Christiane Curry grew up in Nancy, France and moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1959. In the mid-seventies, she started to pursue her love of painting by taking watercolor workshops and evening classes which lead her to her journey as an artist.
Influenced by the French impressionists, Christiane worked in oil and watercolor, and her signature subjects were florals, garden scenes, and landscapes. In the mid-nineties Christiane began working exclusively in watercolor. She taught this challenging medium at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and several other Columbus recreation centers. For several years, Christiane organized groups for plein air painting trips to her native France.
In 2017, while recovering from a debilitating illness and the tragic loss of her husband, Christiane’s passion for watercolor guided her through grief and helped her find a “new normal” in a life markedly changed. Looking for and inspired by simplicity, she began exploring small-scale, intimate watercolor landscapes, choosing her subjects from memories of different regions of France and the openness of Ohio farmland.
In Christiane’s words, she no longer “paints what she sees, and instead paints what she feels" in semi-abstract, luminous and atmospheric paintings.