Christine D'Addario

Wave of Light, February 2020
15 x 30 in
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While the rest of the world was fighting COVID and politics in 2020, I was fighting aggressive breast cancer. I began chemo on March 11th, 2020 - two days before lockdown, but I knew in my heart that everything would be okay if I went to all my doctor appointments and kept on painting!

Spring is here again and I am grateful to be healthy!!! I look back on the pandemic days with fondness because it gave me time with my family and my studio.

Being faced with a life-threatening illness motivated me to wake up every day asking…

"What can I do that will be the most fun?
What can I make that will share joy?
How will I make this day matter?"

This is a mindset that I wish to hold onto every day.

I wanted to share my original oil painting “Wave of Light” with you all because this painting is a symbol of hope. This piece is meant to give the viewer a visual cue to take a moment for inner reflection and to refuel their mind and spirit. To my delight this piece was selected into the Hecksher Museum of Art’s Long Island Biennial Exhibition in 2020 and received the “Visitor’s Choice Award.”

Since then, more good things have happened in 2021. My artwork was featured on the covers of Dan's Papers, a popular Hamptons publication and I have opened up a pop-up art gallery in my town this spring called the Locust Valley Gallery (, which has been a dream come true.

Many thanks to my family, friends, collectors, and fellow artists for providing me with much inspiration and support through this trying year. I’m grateful to the “Great American Paint In” for giving me the opportunity to share my journey with you all.

My goal is to help uplift others through my story. We are all in this together! Happy painting everyone!