Christine Neill’s paintings are visual examinations of the natural world. Born in Needham, Massachusetts in 1947, Neill received her Bachelor of Science degree from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1969. That same year, Neill moved to Baltimore to study with Grace Hartigan at MICA’s Hoffberger School of Painting, where she earned her MFA in 1971 and subsequently became Professor of Fine Art in 1981. Amid her 40- year tenue at MICA, she also exhibited regularly in the United States, as well as in France and Japan. Exploring the intersections where environmental and anthropological worlds meet, Neill’s beautifully painted surfaces provide intrinsic didactic messages regarding our degradation of the planet, and an urgent call to protect the natural splendor that surrounds us. Neill’s work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Lockheed Martin Inc., Marriott Corporation, University of Maryland Collection, Hilton Hotels Collection, and Johns Hopkins Collection. The artist opened a one-woman survey exhibition at the Katzen Museum in Washington DC in 2019. She lives and works in both Baltimore and the Berkshires of Western MA.