Oil Paintings by Christine Davis Mantai

About CDM

Artist's Statement:

Rendered in a style that is markedly loose, my paintings show a love of color and abstraction within the frame of realism. I frequently execute commissioned work and portraiture. I began painting in 2009 for pleasure in retirement, and am mostly self-taught.


Bio:  Christine Davis Mantai is currently President, Board of Directors, WCA Home, Fredonia, NY; and Member, North Shore Arts Alliance, Fredonia, NY.  She is the retired director of Media Relations/Spokesperson; State University of New York at Fredonia 1980-2007.  B.S. in Journalism earned at Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wis.) in 1973. Born and raised in Mayville, N.Y.

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At left, is client Emily with her commissioned piece, "VanDette Children on their Vacation." 

I will take commissions to paint your photo, if the photo is a high resolution and
is lit in such a way that it would lend itself to a painterly interpretation.

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.  



16 x 20; oil on canvas/panel. Commissioned work.
16 x 20, oil on stretched canvas. Sold (commission).
9 x 11, oil on canvas panel; private collection.
26 x 30; oil on stretched canvas. Commissioned work. In private collection.
Nicko and Son; 16x20; oil on board; Commission.
16 x 20, oil on stretched canvas; Feb. 11, 2012; private collection (commissioned work)
Tim and Sandy; Sold
12 x 16; oil on canvas. Sold (commission).