Everyone in Christine's life knew she was an artist before she did.  She painted murals on the walls of her bedroom as a teenager and gave drawings and paintings to her friends as gifts from the heart all through high school and early adulthood, but an artist? Don't be silly. Artists are mysterious, esoteric people who see the deeper meanings in the world and who have that haunting quality called "talent" that she couldn't possibly have.


No. She wasn't an artist. She was just a...

                   ...student.

                          ...horse trainer.

                              ...riding instructor.

                                   ...equine chiropractor.

                                        ...EMT/Firefighter.

                                             ...receptionist

.                                                 ...teacher.

                                                      ...photographer.

                                                           ...volunteer.

                                                                ...counselor.

                                                                               

And in all those positions, she created artwork and encouraged creativity in others. It wasn't until she was in her thirties and married to a writer that she realized what it meant to be an artist, and thus accepted that she was one. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University and began putting her artistic soul to work. For several years she focused on creating realism in her artwork, taking commissions and expanding her talents.


She now lives in Dayton, Ohio, with her husband, Tim Waggoner, and illustrates from her in-home studio.  Christine is also a falconer and avid animal-lover, so when she is not in the art studio she volunteers her time treating and caring for injured birds of prey (hawks, eagles, owls and vultures) at Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs, OH.



Christine Avery