2004 B.A., Art , California State University Channel Islands, Option in Studio Art; Specialized Studies: Painting/Sculpture

2002 Ventura College, Art

various workshops with David Leffel, David Gallup, Timothy Horn, Ray Roberts, Mary Beltz Gilkerson and Jerry McLaughlin.


Bibliography (Articles/Reviews)


2020       Montecito Neighbors Magazine, April

2019       Radio Interview on KZSB with four other artists by Elizabeth Stewart, Santa Barbara, CA

2007       American Artist Magazine, May

2005       D’Amore, Nicole “Music is one of Christine Beirne’s Muses”, Ventura County Star, February

2005       Pasles, Chris. “Strings Attached to Fundraiser”, Los Angeles Times, January 30

2004       California State University Channel Islands “Current”, Summer Vol 8, No. 2

2004       Staff Reports, “An Evening of Violin Magic”, Ventura County Star, Oct. 28

2004       Klamps, Michelle L. “Graduates Build CSUCI Tradition: Art Students Create Arch for School as Class Gift”, May 30

2004       Klamps, Michelle L. “High Schoolers Shown How College Art Works”, Ventura County Star, April 22

2003       Staff Reports, “Spicy ‘Palette’”, Ventura County Star, Dec. 25

2001       Woodard, Josef. Water Everywhere, Los Angeles Times, March 3, P.B5

2000       Woodard, Josef. Drawing A Crowd, Los Angeles Times, October 7, P.B8

2000       Woodard, Josef.  Photo Finish, Los Angeles Times, Aug 12, P.B11



Permanent Collections


Breckenridge Group, Camarillo, CA

Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, CA

Ventura College, Ventura, CA


Public Art


California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

Harbor Village, Ventura, CA



Selected Private Collections


Barnholtz, Kate and Barry.  Hidden Hills, CA

Cook, Susan and Bob.  Ventura, CA

Cooper, Nelda and Joe.  Dallas, TX

del Aguila, Miguel.  Camarillo, CA

Dyer, Copper Design, Santa Monica, CA

Galbraith, Mary and Jim, Thousand Oaks, Ca

Laski, Jennifer, MD.  Lavack, Ont.

Long, Tracy, Ventura, CA

Mann, Susan, Santa Paula, Ca

Marshall, Lisa and Michael.  Ojai, CA

Mathews, Tom  Ventura, CA

McConaughy, Elizabeth.  Ojai, CA

Person, Karen.  Burbank, CA

Ray, Roxie. Camarillo, CA

Rupio, Gloria.  Ventura, CA

Scott, Mary and Don, Ventura, CA

Taylor, Don, Ventura, CA


Other Notable Activities:


2018                   Painting a Day for 90 Days

2016 to 2018      Public Arts Commissioner, City of Ojai

2015-2016          Taught Children’s Art at Vita Art Academy, Ventura, CA

2015                   Founded with Kay Zetlmaier the annual Ventura Plein Air Invitational

2011                   Ojai Studio Artists Tour

2011                   300 Paintings in 365 Days

2010                   Foster Park Calendar

2010                   Ojai Studio Artists Studio Tour

2007                   Conceived and organized artist “Round Robin Performance Piece” at Bell Arts Anniversary Celebration

2007                   Nominated for “Art Star Award – Artist in the Community” Ventura County Arts Council

2007                   Focus on the Masters Studio Artists Tour

2006                   Nominated for “Art Star Award – Artist in the Community” Ventura County Arts Council

2006                   Focus on the Masters Studio Artists Tour

2004                   “Art Inspires Art” with the California String Quartet.  An Art Explosion Event in conjunction with the Ventura Music Festival.  Painted a canvas while the quartet performed.

2004                   Curated Hiroko Yoshimoto’s “Mentor to Many” at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA

2004                   Won a CAPPIE Award for Best Art Program Buenaventura Gallery Presents (produce/direct/edit)




Professional Activities


2020/Present      Marketing/PR VP, Ojai Studio Aritsts

2020/2015          Treasurer, Ojai Studio Artists

2012                   President, Buenaventura Art Association

2012/2011          Vice President, Ojai Studio Artists

2010                   Vice President, Buenaventura Art Association

2009                   Plein Air Instructor for high school students with the Ventura County Maritime Museum

2006 – 2009        Executive Director, Buenaventura Art Association

2006 – 2003        Marketing Director, Buenaventura Art Association

2004                   Public Relations, Studio Channel Islands Art Center

2004/2003          Director/Editor “Buenaventura Gallery Presents”





2006                   2nd Place, Plein Air Open Competition, David Gallup, juror, Harbor Village Gallery

2006                   Judges Award “Honorable Mention” Santa Paula 69th Annual Art & Photography Exhibit

2005                   Merit Award, “Local Scenes” Kerry Adams-Hapner juror, Harbor Village Gallery, Ventura

2004                   3rd place 2-D, Studio Channel Islands Art Center Annual Member Show, Laurence Gipe and Wayne Healy, jurors

2004                   Honorable Mention, 3D/2D, Traditions and Technology, CSUCI

2001                   Award of Excellence, Sculpture/Painting, Ventura College

2000                   Award of Excellence, Sculpture/Painting, Ventura College

2000                   Art Supply Scholarship, Ventura College

1999                   Art Supply Scholarship, Ventura College

1999                   Ventura College Purchase Award





Ojai Studio Artists

Focus on the Masters

Ojai Valley Arts Gallery

Santa Barbara Art Association