Oil Paintings by Christine Davis Mantai

About CDM

Artist's Statement:

With a style that is markedly loose, I am inspired by the expressionist and impressionist approach to painting and seek a deeper understanding of both. I began painting in 2007 for pleasure in retirement, building on a foundation of many hours of life drawing.  My intention is to translate sources through a liberal, perhaps unexpected, use of color and brushstrokes, and a contrast of fixed and loose edges.

Bio:  Director Media Relations/Spokesperson; SUNY Fredonia 1980-2007.  B.S. in Journalism earned at Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wis.) in 1973. Born and raised in Mayville, N.Y.

The North Shore Arts Alliance will be holding the Lake Erie Art Trail on May 24 & 25, May 31 & June 1, 2014.  This annual Open Studio tour is juried and features the works of nearly two dozen artists, all members of the North Shore Arts Alliance.  Click on logo to learn more about the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail. I am not participating in 2014. 

Find "Oils by CDM Studio" at 9068 Skinner Road, Fredonia, NY>>

I live with my husband, Ken, sharing 30 acres of rural Chautauqua County with two llamas, a rat terrier and occasional chickens, in Arkwright, N.Y. 

12 x 16; oil on canvas; sold (commission)
16 x 20; oil on canvas/panel. Commissioned work. Sold.
16x24 oil on stretched canvas. Not for sale.
9 x 13, oil on canvas panel.
12 x 16; oil on canvas. Sold (commission).
Diane's Path, $25
6 x 8, in private collection. Oil on stretched canvas.
9 x 11, oil on canvas panel; private collection.
9 x 12 oil on canvas panel.
9 x 13, oil on canvas/panel.
9x12; oil on canvas panel; $50


Your favorite photo or subject matter can become an original oil painting, in the style you see on these pages.  Prices depend on the size of the painting and the number of people in the painting, but generally, the costs range as follows:  $125 for an 8 x 10; $175 for a 12 x 16; $275 for a 16 x 20, etc.  

In photo at right is Emily VanDette of Fredonia, N.Y., with the painting she commissioned of her two children. The painting was done from a composite of two photos. At left is a detail.



Christine Davis Mantai, 9068 Skinner Rd., Fredonia, NY 14063; (716) 672-4849                                                         mantaicd@fredonia.edu