About Christine


 

Christine Brallier has been creating art since childhood and hasn’t stopped! She grew up in Los Angeles studying art and music through high school. Then after years as a preschool teacher, she received her M.A. in psychology, focusing on children and art therapy. In 2005, she fell in love with the art of mosaics and started her business, Christine Brallier Mosaics. Currently she spends her time drawing, painting and embroidering. Her award-winning art has been published in several books and her mosaics have been installed in public spaces in California, Texas, Michigan, Kentucky, and Australia Zoo. Her children’s book, The Night Before Christmas, is illustrated with stained glass mosaics and was published in 2013.


More about Christine:

 

Cat Lady Confidential - January 2017

Writing and Illustrating - January 2015

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast - December 2014

Santa Barbara News-Press - December 2013

Noozhawk - March 2012

Santa Ynez Valley Journal - July 2009

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Society of American Mosaic Artists

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Goleta Valley Art Association

 

Publications

 

No Thanks Mom, Elizabeth Stewart, Ph.D., Flandricka House Press, 2017

Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine, "It's Cold Out!" Mosaic pattern and tutorial, 2016

Mosaico na Rede Magazine, Brazil, 2015

Guide to Mosaic Techniques, Bonnie Fitzgerald, Trafalgar Square, London, 2015

The Night Before Christmas, Clement C. Moore & Christine Brallier, Brownian Bee Press, 2013

Mosaic Fine Art Portraits, Irit Levy & Pam Givens, Mosaic Fine Art Books, 2010

Mosaico na Rede Magazine, Brazil, 2010

Breakout! Your Pathway to Success, Brit Hammer-Dijcks, 2010

Mosaic Renaissance, Laurel Skye, North Light Books, 2009

The Mosaic Artist’s Bible of Techniques, Teresa Mills, Quarto Publishing, 2009

 

Awards

 

People’s Choice Award for Beautiful Anyway, 2010

Juror's Choice Award for Fiesta, 2008        

William T. Colville Foundation Grant, 2007

 

Education

 

2009-2016 Society of American Mosaic Artists annual conference

2014 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators annual conference

2003 Licensed Massage Therapist, Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute

1996 M.A. Psychology, Antioch University

 


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