THE BEGINNING Christine has loved horses and art as early as she can remember. She spent her growing up years in Sunnyvale, California, with a Big Fat Greek family whose gatherings at the 1,000 acre George Ranch in Sonoma, California, gave her a lifestyle about which to dream. It was there that she first connected with the spirit of a horse, rode bareback free on the gracious acres, cared for, learned natural as well as traditional English riding and ownership.
BUSINESS WOMEN Christine's professional work in graphic design and equine art is based on a life time of experiences. Initially, she worked for Landor Associates in San Francisco, then branched off into her own design company while serving in higher educations as assistant Department Chair for San Francisco Academy of Art University for a decade, Chairing Corcoran College of Art and Design Department in Washington DC for 2.5 years, and now teaching 2 packaging classes at Academy of Art University.
DESIGN CLIENTS Christine's work has been recognized by Best of Napa Award 2015 small business, in addition a Clio and 2 Addy Awards, which were won while collaborating on corporate and packaging identities from Coca-Cola, The New Coke, Dole, Tree Top, Jergens, Continental Airlines, Del Monte, DiMare, V8, the International Space Station NASA, Centennial of Flight NASA,1 800 Suicide, to name a few. Please go to the Graphic & Packaging Design section of this website to view some current designs from clients such as Ghost Horse Vineyards, (winning a Gold and 3 Silver Medals in the World Wine Championships Packaging Competition 2013) Black Stallion Winery, Conn Valley Vineyards, Bourassa Vineyards, Mainelli Family Olive Oil, DaBecca Foods, and more.
FINE ART CLIENTS Her equine art has focused on working with, photographing, and painting many famous clients: Gandalf's trusty stead Shadowfax from Lord of the Rings, Kentucky Derby Champions, American Pharaoh, California Chrome, Orb, I'll Have Another, Animal Kingdom, Super Saver, Mind That Bird, Big Brown, Street Sense, Barbaro, Giacomo, Smarty Jones, to Rachel Alexandra, Curlin, Afleet Alex, Storm Cat, Birdstone, Presidential Affaire and many more. She continues to Photograph the Kentucky Derby as an Official Track Photographer for Churchill Downs and the Triple Crown for WBAL TV Baltimore.
PUBLISHINGS Her fine artistry including photography, oil paintings, and carousel horses, has appeared in such internationally prestigious publications as The Bloodhorse, Equine Images, Horse Talk, Sidelines, Horses in Art, Cambridge's Who's Who to the Kentucky Derby Gift Shop Museum Back in the Saddle Catalogue, Exclusively Equine, EquestrianMag.com, Life Shades, Academy of Art Newspaper and more. One of the Official Photographers of the Kentucky Derby Archives and the Legendary Jockeys on Tour, to paintings in the "Hall of Heros" of the Pentagon she shows in galleries and with agents in California to New York. Christine's gift is capturing the essence of light and spirit, bringing it alive through whichever medium she choosesDale Momii, born in San Francisco of mixed Japanese and Hispanic ancestry, developed an interest in art at an early age. Dale's formal training as a fine artist has been mainly through private lessons and workshops from a variety of artist instructors. Perhaps because of the diverse style of his instructors, Dale has always been comfortable painting in various mediums, mainly oils, alkyds, and acrylics, on canvas and masonite. He enjoys experimenting with different techniques and is always trying something new, often with startling results.
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