Christine Chemin was born in Ivory Coast, Africa, of French parents.
She studied Industrial Engineering in the United States
before settling permanently in Ecuador in 1990.
From an early age, she felt drawn to the visual arts: She would
always be drawing, painting, or creating collages out of paper
or cardboard. She took a camera with her everywhere she went,
photographing landscapes, portraits and animals that attracted
her attention. She developed a passion for portraying what her
eyes saw and what her heart felt, through any medium that allowed
for the free expression of her imagination.
In Christine's early paintings, in the late nineties and early part of
this century, we see a clear influence of her African origins, both
in the subjects and the colors she chooses. However, beginning
in 2007, the artist discovers another theme that awakens her
She has shown her work both in Ecuador and in other countries,
individually and in group exhibitions, presenting her horses in
a stage-like setting, featuring special and amazing approaches.
She has expanded her horizon to all equine mammals, capturing
the essence of not only horses, but also zebras and donkeys, in
creative and innovative ways, with special attention to their eyes.
At the same time, given her penchant for exploring new territories,
she also paints abstract works and portraits, always using
mixed techniques, although predominantly acrylic on canvas.
She is currently studying engraving and ceramics to expand her
The artist is specializing in horses, portraits and abstract themes and you can see her varios collections in the Gallery.