Georgia-based artist Christie Gregory’s paintings express her love of animals, travel, nature and the subtle ways unexpected color combinations work together and affect us. Her style has been described as painterly and somewhat playful, and she’s inspired by the physical process of painting and experimenting with new materials and techniques.
Christie was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in studio art from Vanderbilt Peabody College. Later she studied with David Leffel and Roseta Santiago, but her work also reflects a considerable amount of self-teaching. Her early training leaned toward classical and representational, but now she’s more excited by the accidental forms and textures that emerge when a painting is started with no specific direction in mind other than perhaps a vague idea of colors or shapes.
An interest in advertising and design brought Christie to Atlanta where she received numerous awards throughout her career as an art director, and in 2016 she moved from graphic design to painting as a full time career. Her work has been exhibited in group shows at Brenau University and the Quinlan Arts Center in Gainesville, Georgia and previously at the Parthenon in Nashville. Some of her paintings reside in private collections in Atlanta, Nashville, Gainesville and Stockholm.
Christie currently lives in Gainesville, Georgia with her husband and two dogs. She’s passionate about the importance of art in all our lives, and is involved in Gainesville’s Vision 2030 Public Arts initiative. Most days she can be found happily painting away and exploring new ways to express herself from her studio in midtown.
REPRESENTATION: Caroline Nix Gallery, Gainesville, Georgia, www.carolinenixgallery.com