Christine McCarthy

Christine McCarthy is best known for her hand-coloured lino prints of flora and landscapes. She has been working as an artist for over 20 years. Christine gained a Diploma in Fine Art Painting from the South Australian School of Art in 1976. It was while studying Printmaking at the SA School of Art with Barbara Hanrahan, that her interest in printmaking began.

The pattern of nature, particularly the line and texture of plant forms have provided the theme for much of Christine‚Äôs work. Among her many influences are Matisse and also the Japanese woodblock artistHiroshige. Since 1985 Christine and her partner have been dividing their time between their home in Adelaide and a beach house at Corny Point on Yorke Peninsula. The horizon, the coastal vegetation and the changing farmland have become an important part of her work.

For nearly 40 years Christine taught with the Ruth Tuck Art School. She was Co-Proprietor and Co-Director for 20 years before retiring in 2016.