Christine Diehlmann

Christine Diehlmann's marine and waterfowl photographs are in private and corporate collections thoughout the United States. She finds her inspiration on the Chesapeake Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Christine specializes in Schooner portraits. By capturing these beautiful boats on film, she seeks to recreate images of the daysof sail on the Chesapeake as well as record for history what it was like sailing the bay at the turn of the century. Christine's husband, Captain Bill Diehlmann, is her chase boat operator. His skillful maneuvers make her spectacular photo shots possible.

Mute swans dominate her waterfowl collection. These exquisitely graceful birds have been under attack in recent years by various state agencies and hunting organizations. Christine's photos have provided the swans some defensive ammunition to forestall their destruction.

Mrs. Diehlmann is an annual participant in the St. Michaels Mid-Atlantic Maritime Arts Festival. She shows her schooners yearly in October at "Schooner Headquarters", the Whistling Oyster in Fells Point, Maryland; is represented by the Kent Island Federation of Art, the Rehoboth Art League and the Captains Sea Chest in St. Michaels. She has had several solo photograph shows in Baltimore and shows regularly in Annapolis at the Maryland Federation of Art. There are note cards printed for "Maryland's Pride", "Exit Lines" and "Victory Chimes". She issues a new postcard each year. Five of her photos are available in Qoro prints on watercolor paper or canvas. Her photos appear in advertising and in technical historical books.

She has a B.A. from the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York in English, a Second Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore, MD and is a member of Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society. As a student, she was included in "Photographer's Forum" magazine's Best of College Photography Book.
Christine Diehlmann is also a palette knife oil painter, a signature member of the International Society of Marine Painters and a member of several national and local art organizations.

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