The Virtual Art Gallery of Christie Best Pearson

(Christie Pearson Anderson)
357 Campbell Road, Evansville, ON P0P 1E0
ph 705-282-3382

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More About Christie Best Pearson

Specializing in Watercolours, Pen & Ink Drawings and Coloured Pencil Drawings


Welcome to my Gallery!

I hope you enjoy yourself,
however long you may stay.

"If you have something to say
It does not matter if your talent is great or small,
As long as you learn to express it
To the fullest."


Every Little Bit of Me -- A Self-Portrait

I made a series of self portraits when I was "becoming" an artist. At a time of life when I needed to find out more about how I really felt about myself (I've since found out this is a life-long discovery). I concluded that what I saw in myself was not the smooth face I presented to the world - it was bits and pieces of many experiences and emotions - love, hate, indifference, little scars, warm and cold memories. So I painted the little bits - this particular self portrait was done on tissue paper - to show how fragile the foundation of a person really is.

A true artist puts a little bit of themselves in everything that they draw and paint. And when you exhibit a painting you are really exposing a part of yourself naked. It can be a humbling experience. But rather than becoming smaller for giving part of yourself away, you grow. That's what being an artist is-- to me.

Painting and drawing are my "tools" of self expression. I was very shy while I was growing up and drawing was a way for me to say what I couldn't get out in words. Although I've been able to overcome this problem somewhat, I still find it very rewarding to absorb myself in my art work-- in my need to show the simplicity and beauty in what I see around me every day. Whenever I start a new painting or drawing it's usually because something has made me stop and want to hold that moment in time-- something I want to share-- and I hope that I've done it well enough that whoever sees it will somehow know the way I felt at that moment.

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