Christie graduated and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara in 2000. Her talented mother and strong art communities left an indelible impression about the art world beyond her early attempts at drawing and painting.
Her commitment to the academic tradition when painting is evident in her constant attention to light and form. She has an uncanny ability to capture the likeness and essence of those she paints. Whether she is painting the figure, landscapes, or still life, her work is recognized for its compelling quality of light and sophisticated use of expressive color. Above all, she enjoys the process of just being creative.
Christie resides with her husband and three young children in Merced County where she is actively painting. She is currently represented by several local community galleries in the Central Valley.