Christy works in the spare room of her third floor, sun-filled apartment. From her windows, she can enjoy the trees and sunset above the neighborhood, and the studio walls are organized with an abundance of fun materials from googly eyes to glitter for her art lessons with children.
Cut paper collage, oil paint, black ink.
Originally an eastern North Carolinian, Christy has also lived in Chapel Hill, Washington, DC, and now Nashville, TN, working as an artist and art teacher. After majoring in art and education at UNC Chapel Hill, she has created custom and personal work as well as taught at museums and Montessori schools. Christy has experimented with collage in photography, in abstracted portraits, and in children’s book illustration. The botanical collages are inspired by her NC roots and themes of connection to place, home, and family. Each wildflower is native to NC, but many can be found across North America. In addition to collage, Christy enjoys oil painting and balances the two forms of visual expression by using each as a retreat from the other. Though she thrives in the challenge, painting is more deliberate, methodical, and disciplined, whereas collage gives Christy an outlet for experimenting and being playful through art.