Christine Knize was born in New York City and raised in Connecticut. She descends from a long line of talented woman artists. In 1977, she graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and in Rome, Italy with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. Christine received her Master's Degree of Fine Arts from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1980. After graduation, she settled in Tribeca. NYC, working in the garment and advertising industries. In 1986, Christine moved to Miami, FL and opened and operated a successful decorative painting business, Faux by Christine, Inc., serving designers and celebrities for 30 years. In 2016, Christine bought and developed a riverfront property on the St. John's River in Jacksonville, Fl where she resides with her husband. Christine built a paint studio on the property and spends her days painting,
All the orchid paintings shown on this website are painted in oil by hand.