Nature has long been the subject of Christine Neill's large mixed-media paintings. She grew up in New England and after initially studied biology at Skidmore College, graduated with a BS in Art. It was a natural transition for her from the examination of biological process in a lab to metaphorically visualizing those processes as imagery in paintings and prints. She dates her interest in the effects of climate change to early studies of the environment. As an artist, she feels compelled to visualize for viewers the altered conditions of our environment as see observes and researches them. Neill acknowledges that some of the images are based on habitates and species that no longer exist.
In I971 she earned a MFA at MICA’s Hoffberger School of Painting where she studied with Grace Hartigan. She taught at regional colleges before accepting a full time appoint at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1981.
Goya Contemporary representes Neill's work. She has exhibited widely in the United States, as well as France and Japan. The honors she has received include a Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship and the Mellon Arts Grant. Her work is included in many private and public collections including the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. She and husband, Graphic Designer Lew Fifield, live in Baltimore City and spend summers in Massachusetts.