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Carol Christie

Magazine article Art Business News

Carol Christie

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Flower power is the key to success for Abstract Expressionist Carol Christie, who brings a therapeutic touch to stunning floral designs. "My mother died when I was quite young. We always had an incredible garden. Hence, flowers evoke a feeling of love and home to me. They are happy and colorful and full of energy and life, and almost everyone loves flowers," she says. "Flowers allow me to paint what I feel ... not what I see."

From vibrant acrylics and mixed media paintings to brightly hued folk art, Christie's work is fresh and spontaneous. In memory of her mother, her folk art is signed "Annie Mae." Influenced by her mother's sunny disposition and a lifelong love of plants and flora, Christie's passion for painting whimsical flowers captivates both adults and children of all ages.

With its light-hearted, carefree quality--Christie's creations are fun and fanciful. Her style, unmistakably her own, has been described as playful yet thoughtful; electric yet warm and emotive; sophisticated yet primitive. "It just makes me smile" is a recurring comment of buyers. It is the public's heartwarming reaction that keeps Carol painting the buds and blooms in masterpieces that she refers to as "feel good" art.

As an accomplished pianist, listening to classical music fertilizes her painting process. "Experiencing the music allows me to paint what I feel, rather than thinking of what, and how, to paint. I often feel that I am composing melodies in paint. …

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