Christine studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, graduating in 1963. Soon after she won the prestigious David Murray Scholarship for Landscape painting in 1966 and then the Hospitalfield Scholarship in 1968. More recently in 1993 she was elected to membership of the RSW and two years later she won the Teachers Whisky Travel Scholarship at the RGI. This allowed her the travel opportunity of a visit to North Africa and the experience changed both her style and interpretation. The change marked a step forward in terms of recognition, and her works began to be bought and subsequently feature in a number of permanent collections. In 1996 her work was purchased for the Royal Scottish Academy as well as other similar bodies in different parts of the country. In 1999 she was elected as a Member of the RGI.