Christine Lloyd Walker BA ATC studied Textile Design at Birmingham College of Art (now Aston University) from 1967 to 1971 and then at the University of Sussex. After a teaching career she took up mosaic design in 2000 exhibiting with the British Association of Modern Mosaics and Open Houses in Brighton and Shoreham. She began painting large landscapes on canvas in acrylic in 2008. Christine also has a qualification in interior design and has been artist in residence at Willingdon Community College working with students on a large mosaic project and with Brighton and Hove Council's "Say Ahh" (Art and Health Project) constructing 3 panels based on drawings by children at the Fostering Centre in Brighton.
Always inspired by modern abstract artists and designers from Kandinsky, Klimt, Klee and Hundertwasser to the more traditional work of William Morris Christine has looked for diverse and innovative ways to work with ceramic floor and wall tiles to combine colour and movement. Sometimes tesserae are small, sometimes large, but more inclined towards mosaic as art rather than craft.
An occasional canvas in acrylic or oil will be a mood of colour and movement; watercolours always from moody skies and landscapes observed while at rest.
Christine was brought up in North Wales where her local hero was Kyffin Williams. In 1971 she found herself in Brighton, a great centre for all things artistic and cultural. Here she has a mosaic workshop where she can be found pottering about most days.
Exhibitions include galleries in Cardiff and Stratford, The Grange in Rottingdean, Shoreham Airport Art Deco Building and artists Open House exhibitions as part of the Brighton and Adur festivals in Sussex.
She exhibits under the heading of "Cracking Mosaics" and is a member of the Contemporary Mosaic Association networking website and the British Association for Modern Mosaics