Christie Joy

Artist Information

Christie Joy

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.

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