Signed (at lower right): No. 8. cpd. / Christian ‘15
Inscribed (lower left): Opera Coat for David Lynch
Christian Potter Drury comes from a long line of artists. Her relative Allyn Cox spent two decades painting the murals in the Capitol rotunda in Washington, DC and her father was the illustrious art book publisher Clarkson N. Potter. Christian spent her childhood in New York City and London and always summered on the family’s bucolic farm in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
Drury trained at London’s Sir John Cass School of Art and at SUNY before embarking on a long and successful career as an Art Director at newspapers, notably the Hartford Courant, The Los Angeles Times and most recently at the Wall Street Journal. At the Wall Street Journal she launched the ever popular OFF DUTY section.
Drury’s inspirations include the sea, literature and artists John Singer Sargent, Joan Miro, Milton Avery and David Hockney. The artist brings a wonderful sense of design, composition and color to her work. Her paintings are fresh and exciting. This painting is an homage to film maker David Lynch’s cult movie, Blue Velvet.