As a Wyoming native, Christie’s heart has long been attached to the Platte Valley and the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre Ranges. Her Grandmother’s ranch (Medicine Bow Lodge), nestled in the Medicine Bow Range, provided her with deep connections to the people there and the awe-inspiring beauty that these ranges and valleys are known for. Influenced by other painters in her family, she began using transparent watercolors in 1982 and turned her attentions eventually to oils. She has long been inspired by painters such as Kim English (en plein air), Richard Schmid, Quang Ho and Ramon Kelley.
Her subject matter is varied. She paints landscapes, floral close-ups, animals…both wild and domestic, and the life of the working rancher. A purist at heart, her work is well known for its rich luminosity and striking compositions.
Christie’s paintings are in private collections throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia.
Some of her awards include:
~2008 Chamber Award, Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce for “Leading
~Selected as one of “Top 200” artists in 2005 by Art for the Parks in Jackson, WY
~Best in Category for “Mute Swan and Geese”, SE Wyoming Art Show and
Sale/2003 - Cheyenne, WY
~Best in Category for “Oriental Poppies”, Santa Fe Trail International Art
Show/2002 - A.R. Mitchell Museum, Trinidad, CO
~Patron Award for “Crepe Paper Beauties”, Santa Fe Trail International Art
Show/2002 - A. R. Mitchell Museum, Trinidad, CO
~Best in Category for “Heat Wave”, SE Wyoming Art Show and Sale/2002 –
~Best in Show for “Sonata with five Lilies”/2001, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens,
~Best in Show for “Innocence”, CVAA/1999
~Artist of the Year for 1986, Cheyenne Chapter Ducks Unlimited for the painting
Her work is being represented by the Blackhawk Gallery in Saratoga, Wyoming, the Link Gallery in Cheyenne, Wyoming and the Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado.
If you are interested in contacting the artist, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org