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You belong among the wildflowers

Christine Zmuda
Potomac, MD

About the Artist

I am an abstract painter who enjoys painting larger pieces on canvas. I use acrylic paints, pastels, charcoal and occasionally spray paint to bring my music inspired paintings to life. I will occasionally create artwork on paper largely for art studies. My creative process starts first and foremost with the music which informs my palette selection and sets the tone for the energy in the work ahead. After this foundation is established, my work is created through intuitive responses and reaction to music, a love of life, and all its experiences.

My love of music started at a young age…

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About the Artist

I am an abstract painter who enjoys painting larger pieces on canvas. I use acrylic paints, pastels, charcoal and occasionally spray paint to bring my music inspired paintings to life. I will occasionally create artwork on paper largely for art studies. My creative process starts first and foremost with the music which informs my palette selection and sets the tone for the energy in the work ahead. After this foundation is established, my work is created through intuitive responses and reaction to music, a love of life, and all its experiences.

My love of music started at a young age. My parents played music often in our home As a young child and teenager, we relocated as a family often to follow my Dad’s career. Music became my first friend in every new town. Even today, my soul deep connection to music drives how I am wired as a human being and an artist. The impact and variety of music used to inspire comes out on canvas. As I listen to jazz, you will see more blues and cool colors, hard rock shows up in reds, blacks, and darker blues while alternative music often presents itself with pinks and neutral palettes.

What emerges on the canvas is highly emotional and personal, energetic, and universally uplifting. I believe this is a direct and natural extension of my state of being as I am painting. My optimism and love of life is active and present on my completed work. Collectors connect with that feeling and regularly share that my paintings are joyful, upbeat and have a positive vibe.

Influences that you may see threaded through my work include abstract painters like Helen Frankenthaler. Richard Diebenkorn, and Joan Mitchell.

In addition to my artist life, I enjoy a full time career as a technology executive at Microsoft. I am a member of Women in Technology and Executive Sponsor of the Creative Conscious Community which is a joint initiative between Microsoft and LinkedIn to feed and nurture creativity in the arts for its over 150,000 employees. I have a BA in Economics and Social Science from Michigan State University and a MBA in Marketing from American University. I am also an active board member on the Ted Rullo Foundation (tedrullofoundation.org) an organization dedicated to providing college scholarship to future leaders.

My love of music started at a young age. My parents played music often in our home As a young child and teenager, we relocated as a family often to follow my Dad’s career. Music became my first friend in every new town. Even today, my soul deep connection to music drives how I am wired as a human being and an artist. The impact and variety of music used to inspire comes out on canvas. As I listen to jazz, you will see more blues and cool colors, hard rock shows up in reds, blacks, and darker blues while alternative music often presents itself with pinks and neutral palettes.

What emerges on the canvas is highly emotional and personal, energetic, and universally uplifting. I believe this is a direct and natural extension of my state of being as I am painting. My optimism and love of life is active and present on my completed work. Collectors connect with that feeling and regularly share that my paintings are joyful, upbeat and have a positive vibe.

Influences that you may see threaded through my work include abstract painters like Helen Frankenthaler. Richard Diebenkorn, and Joan Mitchell.

In addition to my artist life, I enjoy a full time career as a technology executive at Microsoft. I am a member of Women in Technology and Executive Sponsor of the Creative Conscious Community which is a joint initiative between Microsoft and LinkedIn to feed and nurture creativity in the arts for its over 150,000 employees. I have a BA in Economics and Social Science from Michigan State University and a MBA in Marketing from American University. I am also an active board member on the Ted Rullo Foundation (tedrullofoundation.org) an organization dedicated to providing college scholarship to future leaders.

Artist’s Work

Will you keep briniging out the best in me
Christine zmuda

Will You Keep Briniging Out the Best in Me?

By Christine Zmuda

Life is bigger than you and me
Christine zmuda

Life is Bigger than You and Me

By Christine Zmuda

Gifts in life
Christine zmuda

Gifts in Life

By Christine Zmuda

You belong among the wildflowers
Christine zmuda

You Belong Among the WIldflowers

By Christine Zmuda

There is nothing i wouldnt do to see you smile
Christine zmuda

there is nothing I wouldn't do to see you smile

By Christine Zmuda

An easy friend
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An Easy Friend

By Christine Zmuda

Drop the mic
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Drop the Mic

By Christine Zmuda

Your love keeps lifting me higher
Christine zmuda

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

By Christine Zmuda

I need your bedroom eyes
Christine zmuda

I Need your Bedroom Eyes

By Christine Zmuda

Just the two of us 2
Christine zmuda

Just the Two of Us

By Christine Zmuda

Resolution of all the fruitless searches
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Resolution of All The Fruitless Searches

By Christine Zmuda

This love
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This Love

By Christine Zmuda

Let it bee
Christine zmuda

Let it Bee

By Christine Zmuda

Made the plane into paris
Christine zmuda

Made the plane into Paris

By Christine Zmuda

Keep bringing out the best in me
Christine zmuda

Keep bringing out the best in me

By Christine Zmuda

Love you inside and out
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Love You Inside and Out.

By Christine Zmuda

In the quiet light
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In the Quiet Light

By Christine Zmuda

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Best in Show Award - Althaneaum Gallery
    August 25,2020

Education

  • American University, MBA
    Washington, DC,1996 
  • Michigan State, BA
    East Lansing, MI,1989