Christine Polder

Watercolor

(262) 293-9481

chrispolder@yahoo.com

One Wisconsin March day in 1997 I met my muse, Gordon. He became my husband and loving partner. Through him I discovered a passion for watercolor. I began to learn to draw and paint and use color to express myself. We moved to Florence, Oregon, in 1999.While in Oregon I was able to learn about watercolor from reading books, attending workshops and having lessons with watercolor artists Jan Kunz and Kathryn Davis. With Jan’s encouragement I applied for membership into the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) and was accepted. While living in Florence, Oregon, I sold paintings to private collectors through displays at coffee shops, juried shows at the Florence Events Center and displays of my work at The River Gallery. I eventually joined an art co-op know as Backstreet gallery in Florence. After the death of my husband, I moved back to Wisconsin in 2014 and took up residence in Menomonee Falls.Currently I do smaller paints in water media and have a fondness for YUPO. I have made many original greeting cards that find their place with family and friends.There is a joy that comes with merging water and color. It is a way to express moods and creativity that confirms in my heart what a mysterious act is is to put water and color to paper and see surprising and wonderful outcomes. Since coming back to Wisconsin I hope to recapture the mystery that was so much with me in Oregon.