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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