Christine Relton and Tom Marine have been painting collaboratively since 1996 under the name ‘Relton Marine’. Christine studied fine art at Leeds and Lancaster and Tom at Byam Shaw and Chelsea School of Art; both have been involved in painting and printmaking for over 30 years.
Relton Marine have become widely known for their original style and have paintings in permanent collection at the House of Lords. Both are listed in “Who’s Who in Art” and “Artists in Britain since 1945”, they have created many commissions for public buildings as well as private buyers.
Christine and Tom work together on the same canvas. The paintings are built up in layers and are a representation of a real place or event, based on somewhere they’ve been or something that happened. Travel features a lot as the colours and images are stronger and more memorable. Over the last few years they’ve also developed an interest in painting landscapes of the UK, especially the Yorkshire Dales near where they live.
Their works have been shown nationally, as well as internationally in Hong Kong, Singapore, Seattle, New York, Stockholm, Brussels, Milan, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Toronto.