Christine Hella Cott Thompson - Acrylics
Phone:  360-616-2737
House with a Swing
Clemantis II
White Farm
I was born in 1954: I’ve been an artist and a
writer all my life although I started painting
seriously in 2008 and have not stopped
since. My work started small and over the
dimension and often, when I paint, I wish for
I love to paint, love color, love the way light
and shadow and shape and distance
change color. The challenge of painting is
huge, daunting. The journey from the
beginning of a painting to the last few brush
strokes is always one of marvel and
learning. I will paint or draw or scribble
anywhere, on the corner of a napkin, on the
edges of a magazine, on a scrap of paper
dug out from the bottom of a friend’s purse,
just to capture a thought, a plan, or a what-
if. To me, nothing compares with natural
light and so I paint plein air whenever I can.

I am for the most part untutored. I have no
scheme or plan, I just follow my nose and
hope that each new work will round out my

Currently I am represented by galleries in
Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and Winslow on
Bainbridge Island.
Seattle Sunday
February 2015 – Mountain Stream won “Best of Kitsap” in