Thursday, February 29, 2024



Featured image: Elsewhere

my heart is


once again a


of golden light


my sense of 


I am at rest 


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

River Banks


Featured image: Winter River

rivers edge frost-making
along its banks
dewy brown dark 
brightening grey, 
        silent world
slowly, the sun, orange,
        red erupts
rivers banks streaming
glistening under the flow
of celestial light

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

If Only


Featured image: We Are What We Wonder

But only if


we allow it

to be

self forever


time and


Monday, February 26, 2024

Fill Up Your Senses


Featured image: Improv II- Discovery

take endless
be surprised
fill up your senses

Friday, February 23, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024

A Friend


Featured image: Friends

a friend
what is it that makes 
call them friend?
Exchanging sharing
Caring for them when
they are in danger.
It is the space you give them to be 
it is the
enjoying every moment of who they are.
It is the laughter you share
and the tears,
It is the knowing 
what they are going to say before they say it.
It is these many things that make you call someone a friend.
But most of all
it is the sharing of each other’s
and trusting

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

“Zephyr Winds” Selected as Finalist

 Featured image: Zephyr Winds

“Zephyr Wind” 16x16 Various watercolors on 300# Arches paper

Christine Alfery’s work “Zephyr Winds”  was selected as a finalist in the International Splash 25: Best of Watercolor, a ArtistNetwork publication. 

Christine’s Statement for Splash 25.

break of day
a zephyr wind
bringing morning light
and early spring breezes.
I feel its gentle caress
I breathe deeply
and say to myself, it is
great to be alive.

Watercolors are such a perfect match for me and who I am because watercolors are spontaneous and lend themselves very nicely to gestural brush strokes and instant gratification, like the prize in a McDonald's “Happy Meal.” 

My artwork is all about the earth, and the stories the earth keeps. Stories about an individual's journey throughout time and the footprints they have left for us to discover and learn from. Stories about their lives, and how they figured things out, and then in turn, how we figure and learn things out and carry them forward.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Prayers in the Wind


Featured image: Bird in the Air

bird songs floating 

prayers in the wind

reaching us

touching us

encouraging us


Monday, February 19, 2024

The Rhythm of the Earth


Featured image: The Rhythm of the Land

rhythm of

rhythm of
the earth
raindrops on windows
trees reaching to
drink from the
waves in the
supple branches of
ripple with
rhythm of
the earth.

Friday, February 16, 2024

I have been absolutely fascinated...


I have been absolutely fascinated with the French philosopher Michael Foucault and the Surrealist painter Rene Magrittee.  These two men had a wonderful exchange about a work Magrittee painted called: This is Not A Pipe.

 I frequently return and reread the exchange because it is all about reality and just is reality.  A topic that has fascinated me before the movie “The Matrix” but when The Matrix made visible what philosopher’s have been debating for a long time and still are.

This morning I came across the writer Sol LeWill – I have come across is writing frequently but this little saying he wrote hit the nail on the head for me. 

Obviously a drawing of a person
Is not a real person, but the drawing
Of a line is a real line.

Thursday, February 15, 2024



Featured image: White Road- A Creative's Journey

There must always be a beginning, and the beginning is quite abstract. Abstraction begins the journey to imagination and creativity. Imagination and Creativity lead to conceptualism and theory. 

Thus the journey begins.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Gypsy Accepted Into Exhibition


Featured image: Gypsy

I am incredibly honored that my work, "Gypsy," has been invited by jurors Chuck Rouse (AWS, NWS, WFWS, SDWS) and Keiko Tanabe (AWS, NWS, SDWS) to participate in the 15th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center in Fallbrook, California. The exhibition dates are from 3/3/24 to 3/31/24, with the Opening Reception scheduled for March 15th.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies #49 Announcement


Featured work: Field of Dreams

I am so honored to be chosen and wanted to share the announcement with you! -CEA

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies #49 Announcement

The Western Federation of Watercolor Societies is a group of watercolors societies:  WFWS Members: Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA), Colorado Watercolor Society (CWS), Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS), New Mexico Watercolor Society (NMWS), San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS), Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG),        Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS), Utah Watercolor Society (UWS), Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO), and        West Texas Watercolor Society (WTWS)Christine Alfery is a member of several of these societies.  She recently submitted her work to be juried for the WFWS49 exhibition, through the Arizonia Watercolor Societies members. Christine submitted her work “Field of Dreams” for this exhibition.  Stan Miller juried the entries. Stan Miller has been a professional painter in watercolor and egg tempera for more than thirty years.  He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society as well as an AWS award winner.

Christine’s artwork “Field of Dreams” was selected to be a part of this exhibition from all the membership entries from the WFWS members.  Christine states, “I just can’t believe that this work was selected for this outstanding exhibition, and I am truly honored out of all those outstanding artists from these art societies.”

Friday, February 9, 2024

I'm Honored!

Featured image: The Cowboy 

I was so honored and surprised to see that the Red River Watercolor Society's announcement for their 2024 exhibition used my painting Cowboy.  Just thought I would share!

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

My Circles


Featured image: Just Because

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent van Gogh 

My Circles

drawn with innocent


mark making

free from inhibition

full, empty, imperfect?

oh yes

my circle is….

creation and just is.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Green Dress Accepted Into Exhibition


Featured image: Green Dress

I am thrilled and honored to announce that my artwork, Green Dress, has been accepted into the 47th International Watermedia Exhibition at the Watercolor Art Society - Houston being held March 3-31, 2024. Grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase my work alongside talented artists from around the world!

Monday, February 5, 2024

Shelter Receives Director's Choice Award


Featured image: Shelter

I am absolutely thrilled and honored to announce that my work "Shelter" has been chosen for the Director's Choice award as part of the AQUEOUS online exhibit! Out of 581 entries from seven countries worldwide, the judges announced that my submission "stood out," and I am deeply grateful for this incredible recognition.

Being selected among such a diverse range of exceptional submissions is truly humbling. 

You can view my work proudly displayed on the Art Fluent website at 

Comments from Director: 

We are blown away by your talent and feel honored to share "Shelter" in the gallery AND as Director’s Choice! It fits the theme like a glove and adds such a cool and beautiful perspective to our collection. Seriously, thank you so much for sharing your amazing skills with us. We truly appreciate it!

Amy Matteson Neill, Creative Director ART FLUENT

Friday, February 2, 2024

Find YOU


Featured image: Her Gypsy Spirit 

To find you - you need to dig deeply. Do you know who you are? Not the reflection in the mirror, not what others say you are. 

Your uniqueness, your choices, experience. The path to self is narrow. The journey is hard. It takes a long time. 

You are worth it. Find yourself. Honor your - self, spirit and soul. Honor the gypsy in you.

My work, Her Gypsy Spirit, along with many others will be featured during my solo exhibition, Allegories from the Earth.

Exhibition Details:
Venue: New Visions Gallery
Address: Marshfield Clinic Marshfield, Marshfield, WI
Dates: January 14 - March 15, 2024

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Feeling Connected to Everything


Featured image: We Are Connected

Being an artist, Creating pretty much 

Comes down To: Everything should

Change during the Process

And, you should feel that Everything is 


If you don’t feel That as an artist when you are

Creating then you 

aren’t in the work. And the work isn’t yours 

But someone else’s.