Christine Daly is a painter who works in watercolor and oil paint. She describes herself as a "traditional representational painter." Daly was born and raised in western New York, and has lived here most of her adult life.
Daly primarily paints still life arrangements of objects she encounters in her daily life. "Living on a farm and tending an organic garden for more than thirty years, I am at a loss for words to describe my fascination with things that grow. Therefore, like a child (or Neanderthal), I make pictures." Daly's works display a high level of technical skill and mastery of the mediums she works in.
Christine Daly's paternal grandparents emmigrated to western New York from Sweden. Her family on her mother's side has been in the region since the war of 1812, when her ancestor came to America as a Scottish soldier to fight in the war, and settled in Akron after. Daly has lived in western New York most of her adult life. She recieved her degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. In addition to painting, she makes jewelry, administers the family business, and works for the Arts Council of Wyoming County.
For more information, please visit http://www.christinedaly.com/.
Listen to Christine Daly’s interview with the Burchfield Penney Art Center, conducted on July 12th, 2012. In this interview, Daly discusses how she never gave art a second thought. “It’s just who I am” she says. She speaks about her influences and mentors such as her painting professor in college and her husband. She feels very strongly about painting “what you know” and discusses how she chooses her subject matter and creative process. Daly also discusses her work at the Arts Council for Wyoming County of such as bringing arts to children and challenging children with artistic talents.