This is the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center of Willow Springs, IL. Chicago's Cook County zone 6 forest preserves. This charming building use to be a schoolhouse in 1886, converted into a nature center in 1955. This painting was done en plein air (on location) in July 2008.
Christine Camp is a pastel and watercolor artist who is inspired by the Midwest landscape and its seasons. To find new ideas for her paintings, she hikes in the forest preserves during all seasons.
Christine began drawing at an early age. She focused her education on art and has a degree in Graphic Design. She is continuing her studies and is currently pursuing a degree in Natural Resources.
Translating weather is also evident in her work. “Weather makes a landscape painting come to life. How I love to show leaves blowing in the Autumn time, snow falling in winter, or a beautiful thunderstorm approaching in my summer paintings.”
Christine finds God’s handwork in all aspects of nature and tries to translate her awe and reverence in...
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