Christine Verga Maday

Christine Verga Maday, Long Island Artist, paints in both watercolor and oil.  On a pleasant day you will find her outdoors studying light and shadows on the landscape and the water.  When working in the studio, a set up of objects, lit with a back light is her reference for her paintings.  Christine refers to her fine art paintings for inspiration for her design work.

Christine graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Textile Design. Her handpainted scarf and giftwear designs are a reflection of her textile background. Her work has been printed and published on greeting cards, gift wrap, giftbags, textiles and posters.  Her watercolor illustrations can be found in the magazine The Herb Quarterly.  Pages from her plein air sketch book were included in The Artist's Sketchbook. The North Light Book Club featured the artist in the September issue. Judsons Art Outfitters selected her plein air paintings for a web article.

Christine Verga Maday has received awards both nationally and locally, including an award for her greeting card design "Christmas Holly" which was published in The Decorative Artist's Workbook, magazine.  Her work has been selected for juried shows by colleges, museums and galleries.
The recent list includes: Long Island Museums, the Firehouse Gallery at Nassau College and the Trapani Art Gallery and the Barnes Gallery.  In summer 2013, 2015 and 2016 Christine was accepted to the Plein Air Competition at the Oyster Bay Arboretum and Sagamore Hill.

Recently, a recipient of an award from Blick Art Supplies for her watercolors selected for the spring and fall shows. Islip Art Museum selected her oil painting "Brookside Path" for their juried show "Open Call Annual Exhibit" for 2015.  "Tropical Sweets" watercolor still life was selected for the prestigious 2016 Adirondack National Exhibition of American watercolors and the traveling show at Herkimer College for 2017.  "Peeking Peonies" watercolor was accepted to the 2020 Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors.  The Northeast Watercolor Society selected "Reflections of the Day" to be included in the 2021 International Show.  The Huntington Arts Council selected "Fish Pond" a hand painted scarf for their Master Show 2018 "Wearable Art".  The 2021 Long Island Fair, awarded two first place ribbons for an oil and a watercolor.  American Watercolor Society selected "Reflections of the Day" for the 2022 AWS Associates Show.

Christine Verga Maday paintings and designs are included in collections in the USA and England.