Carol Christie, a contemporary abstract expressionist, has been creating art, born of passion, for what seems like a lifetime. From her earliest memories, she recalls wanting to be an artist and sketched most of her childhood. The youngest of seven children, Christie grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan in a beautiful home with breathtaking gardens.Best known for her exuberantly-hued florals, she has recently become enamored with painting expressionistic abstracts. Her painting process transverses effortlessly between subjectivity and objectivity. Her high energy paint strokes, luminous depth of color and lyrical color patterning, are profoundly visceral and soul-stirring. As she matures as an artist, she is breaking down barriers as she explores the surface of the canvas and her own life. A feeling of space and calmness now interrupts the high energy brushstrokes and Christie's signature calligraphic marks. As she allows herself the freedom to paint more objectively, her challenges become more complex. Inner physical rhythms are her impetus and these rhythms guide her journey from subconsious to conscious until a painting comes together in harmony and wholeness. The raw, harnessed energy in her paintings underlines the complex contrast of emotion, mirrored in her works.
Christie began exhibiting her contemporary acrylic works on canvas in 1990. C.A. Christie (how she signs her work) is represented by numerous fine art galleries. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.
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