Impasto Artist; Christie Gunter-Joy, was raised in Tyler, Texas. The piney woods and rose capital inspired her love of nature. Her art is inspired by the beauty of the world. She graduated from Texas Tech she moved throughout Texas and then onto Alabama.
Living in the Deep South she fell in love with painting. Christie has always been creative. She has written a couple of books that are still in publication.
She experienced the rich art history of the Delta and wanted to be a part of it. She sat down after her sons went to college she started painting. She let go of perfection and started submitting her art. She won competitions and was featured in several shows in Northern Alabama.
Interests grew and she started selling. Two Northern Alabama Art Galleries still represent her work. Her pieces can be seen across the US and Beijing. Collectors include: restaurants, hospitals, clinics, real estate offices and private residences.
Neighbors and Friends found out about her gift and started to solicit her for not only commissions but lessons and parties. The business really grew. She enjoyed teaching young artists.
Christie returned home this past December. She became a member of the Palette of Roses Art League. She participated in the Rose Festival Art Show and the Queen selected her work. She also won second for Peoples Choice and two Honorable mentions.
Christie is looking forward to new opportunities to share and commission her art. Always learning and creating. Christie is very happy to be back home and enjoy her family and art!
My art is focused on the beauty of nature. I use the Impasto Style technique to convey my passion for color and texture. My art invites the collector and/or viewer to experience art on so many levels. I call it; Art for the Senses. You can feel the texture, see the image and immerse yourself in the work.
The artwork is usually multi-dimensional. I love layering and detail. I do not just use color to draw the viewer in. I use tactile senses. You will see some of the paints that I use are almost like icing on a cake.