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Carol Christie Gets Better with Age

Magazine article Art Business News

Carol Christie Gets Better with Age

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"If not now, when7." asks artist Carol Christie of the perfect time to shift gears in one's career and artistic sensibilities. It's a question the Atlanta-based artist, who is best known for her exuberant florals, began asking herself as she approached her 65th birthday in September. "I have always wanted to paint more abstract work," she says. So as this monumental date came closer, Christie decided it was time for action.

"I used to define myself by how others wanted to define me and my work," admits Christie. "Now I'm pushing forward and feeling freer than I've ever felt. I'm happiest now when I'm painting an abstract. Painting subjectively does not allow that kind of freedom and expression."

Christie's renewed enthusiasm is contagious. Her expressionist landscape, Down the Road A Ways, was recently selected for inclusion in the design of new Atlanta hotspot Southern Art & Bourbon Bar. …

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