Over the last few years, I have been creating collections of drawings as a way of visually documenting various objects that some people perceive as prosaic, but which actually give those who use them great joy and pleasure. When considering new subject matter, I choose items that will allow me to incorporate a lot of detail in my drawings. When creating 12 Bicycles, I was happy to experience a similar joy as I observed and rendered the details of components such as the spokes, chainrings and cabling.
Christine Berrie gained a First Class BA (Hons) from Glasgow School of Art before heading to the Royal College of Art in London, where she graduated with an MA in Illustration in 2002. Christine's work has been featured in several exhibitions, including a solo show at the Pentagram Gallery in London, where she exhibited over 40 drawings. Other exhibited works include 60 drawings and a large-scale mural for Designersblock:Illustrate, as well as regular contributions to the prestigious RCA Secret Show in London. Currently, everyday scenarios and objects are Christine's favored subject matter, and she has long had an interest in creating colorful, detailed imagery with a hand-rendered approach. The results display Christine's aim to invest even the most mundane objects with personality. Christine's drawings have appeared in several publications, including Design Week, Communication Arts, Creative Review and Varoom. Her work can also be seen in Hand to Eye and The Picture Book, both published by Laurence King. Clients include Microsoft, Merrell, the New York Times, New Scientist, Wallpaper, Time Out, the Guardian, Dwell, Nature and Esquire.