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Born and raised in France, Christine Lemor grew up in a family obsessed by visual arts as the patriarch was a painter, engraver, art teacher and an art collector. Overdosing on art museums from a young age she can still remember when the Louvre was so empty that you could slide on your socks waiving at the portraits and avoiding guards. Christine spent all her vacations in her grandparents’ bountiful garden; observing trees, fruits and vegetables; as there was not much else to do. She worked as an occupational therapist in France, a translator/interpreter in the US and has been a serial volunteer since age 9. 

After raising her children, Christine Lemor wanted to explore nature journaling. She attended Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustration to get some tools and techniques as she was not very pleased with the first bird that she drew! Christine learned to use pencils, pen & ink and watercolor. Three years later, in 2018, she received her Certificate of Botanical Illustration. Then she studdied Japanese Sumi-e and calligraphy with Master Fumiyo Yoshikawa and Japanese with Duolinguo.

In two years, she participated in over 20 group exhibits in California, mostly juried, with her botanical art. She has printed over 60 notecards and published a coloring book containing plants, flowers and vegetables from her garden, drawn in pen and ink. With a studio overlooking Muir Woods, she is also painting local views.

Member of Artists of Novato Center, ASBA, MSA and SFWA

Member of the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts

Member of the Artists of Mount Tam

 

2018 “Innerscapes” Juror Alina Richards, MarinMOCA, Novato CA

“Discover” – Juror Ann Herbst, SFWA, San Francisco CA

“Eye of the Beholder” – Juror Carol Newborg, SFWA, San Francisco CA

“Homage” – Juror Priscilla Otani, SFWA, San Francisco CA

Marin Open Studios, Novato CA

“Intrigue” – Juror Dasha Matsura, SFWA, San Francisco CA

         “San Bruno Mountains native plants”, with MLHS, Arboretum library of horticulture, SF CA

Marin County Fair, Fine arts, San Rafael, CA

“Colors” Juror Danielle Fox, MarinMOCA, Novato CA

“What brings you Joy – Juror Rhiannon McFyen, SFWA, San Francisco CA

 

2017 NCalSBA Exhibit “Seeds and pods”, with NCalSBA/UCBG Berkeley CA

“Deceptively dangerous plants”, with Mary L. Harden School/UCSF San Francisco CA

West America Bank, The Villas @ Hamilton, Beso, via MarinMOCA Novato CA

Annual Altered books exhibit, MarinMOCA, Novato CA   2017-2018

“Green Matters”, with MLHS /EBMUD headquarters, Oakland CA

Art of the Heirloom exhibit, with Hudson Valley Seed Bank, Santa Rosa CA

Beso restaurant, Novato 2017-2018

“Botanica” with MLHS, Liberty Fine Arts Gallery, Yreka CA

MarinMOCA open studios, Novato CA 2017-2018

The Villas @ Hamilton, Beso, via MarinMOCA Novato CA

 

2016 6th Annual National Heirloom Exposition, with NCalSBA, Santa Rosa CA 2016-2017

       “A century of local botanicals: then and now”, with MLH/HAHS Hayward CA