Nature has long been the subject of Christine Neill's large mixed-media paintings. She grew up in New England and after initially studying Biology at Skidmore College, graduated with a BS in Art. It was a natural transition for her from the examination of living things in a lab to visualizing those processes as imagery in paintings and prints. She dates her interest in the effects of climate conditions to early studies of biotic habitats. She earned a MFA at MICA’s Hoffberger School of Painting where she studied with Grace Hartigan.
Neill’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States, as well as France and Japan She is represented by Goya Contemporary and is included in many private and public collections including the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.The honors she has received include a Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship and the Mellon Arts Grant. She is Professor Emeritus from MICA’s Painting Department and lives withhusband, Designer Lew Fifield, in Baltimore City and the Berkshires of Western, MA. Her adult son Mather lives with his family in Columbia, MD.