Artist Statement: Compositions of Elements


In my current work I am involved with various gestural forms along with a variety of abstract language. I am also using the elements and energy of the landscape in some of the paintings, which seems to enter into the work in an intuitive way.

I live on a farm in Northern California with livestock and beautiful surroundings.


Breaking up the space differently in the current paintings than in previous works has created greater energy as well as interest for me with a new type of sensibility evolving with more emphasis on simpler more limited forms.


The negative space has become more important in the energy it conveys and its relation to other areas of the painting. In the last 4 years I have done a series called The White Paintings. In this body of works I am problem solving the opposition of the negative spaces to the areas of limited color while trying to achieve high energy in the paintings with emphasis on the quality of the surfaces. 


--Chris Hayman, 2015


Christine Hayman

Born New York City



B.A. Art History, University of MarylandArt Education degree, University of Nevada, Reno.


Public Collections

Jauregui Architects, Houston, Texas

Morris, Manning, Martin Law Firm, Atlanta, Georgia

Hiroshi Mikitani

Pao Huei Construction, Taichung City, Taiwan

Franzia Winery, Modesto

Harold Pope, Ceo Goldman Sachs Corporation N.Y.

Montreux Equity Partners, San Francisco

Barbara Scavullo Design Firm San Francisco

Venable Law Firm LLC

Armstrong and Lowe, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Adobe Systems, Silicon Valley Offices, California

Site Installation, Arlington Virginia, Crystal City Project

Grubb and Ellis Real Estate, Washington D. C.

Head Offices Newmark Knight Company, Washington D. C.

Grubb and Ellis CorporationIng Corporation, Washington D. C., Lobby installation

Blue Water Partners, Cayman Islands

Wilson, Sousini, Goodrich, Rosatti Corporation, lobby installation D. C. offices

2929 Entertainment, Los Angeles, California

Ewing and Clark Inc.

Walko Investments LLC

Schnugg Corporation

Clarion Law Firm

IPT Investments

Bean, Kinney, Korman, Arlington Virginia

Franklin Fund Investments

Broadway Gallery Condominiums

Kimbrall Trust, Tulsa Oklahoma

Adobe Systems, Ottawa, Canada

Adobe Systems, Munich Germany

Adobe Systems, San Jose California

Navigators Firm, Washington D. C.

Arnold Schwarzenegger public relations firm

Sia Partners, Santa Barbara, California

Norm Thompson catalogues

Qad Corporation, Carpenteria, California

Chevys Restaurant, California

Jazzercise Incorporated, San Francisco.

Commercial Properties of Nevada, Reno.

Executive Offices of ABC Television, New York, office of the Vice-President.

The Framery

Art Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah

Sedgwick Restaurant Group, Alpharetta, Georgia




Society Charlotte January 2015
QC Exclusive Jan / Feb, Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Observer January 2010
Nevada County Arts Professional Artists’ Salon Series Lecture
Charlotte Home and Garden, March Issue, 2013
Modern Luxury Magazine, La Femme Artista 2011 Riviera Orange County, California
Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine Show announcement 2007
Art News 1999 Introductions Parness Gallery, New Jersey 1999
Encore Magazine Sierra Grant Winner / fellowship program, Reno Nevada 2004
Contemporary Art San Francisco Chronicle, Ad Gloriam Dei Berkeley Show 1994
Article, Falconer Newhall, Contra Costa Times September 1994 / Art And Spirituality themes
Charlotte Home And Garden 2009 Issue
Memphis Magazine Abstract Show at Lisa Kurts Gallery
Laguna Beach Independent, Broad Topics article, Pacific Art Foundation Oct. 2011
Atlantan Magazine, March issue 2012, Anne Irwin Gallery
House Beautiful, May Issue, 2012, cover story, Christina Murphy’s designs, N. Y. C. Park Avenue Apartment, Reference to painting
Charlotte Home and Garden March issue, 2013
Luxe Magazine Houston, April issue 2014
Palo Alto Daily News, Branner Spannenberg Gallery, article by Janet Duca Norton, Saturday November 22,2014



Historical and Contemporary Art Gallery, Atlanta Georgia


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