Christine Hingston was born in Perth, Western Australia and from an early age art was her passion.
Despite travelling extensively and residing for some time over seas, Australia and its diverse regions of colour and climate remains her inspiration.
" Whilst I love to travel to far off exotic locations, the inspiration of my work continues to be my own environment...my town....my state."
After graduating from Claremont College of Fine Art in 1972 Christine Hingston followed her dreams and went to London, where she continued her passion of art. Returning to Australia with her husband and two children, she found herself living in the remote Goldfields in Western Australia.
"In the past I have spent a lot of time in the West Australian goldfields, often in the most isolated of locations, many miles from the nearest town. The colours and characters I encountered there strongly influence my work."
"In summer the dog beach near Scarborough is a favourite hangout. The contrast between white sand, deep blue sea and an endless sky are made to be painted in oils. Rottnest Islands unique colours are a continuing source of inspiration, it is a place I have come to know well and never tire of its charm. Its lazy island feel is a challenge to capture on canvas."
Christine Hingston was a finalist in the 2008 City of Perth of Perth Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
Additional to many private collections in Australia Christine Hingston's works hang in Los Angeles, London, Moscow and Paris.