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.
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.
Neill 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 is represented in Baltimore by Goya Contemporary.
She and husband, Graphic Designer Lew Fifield, divide their time between Baltimore and New England.