meet the artist
Christie Macey is an artist and educator based in the south, born in Texas and currently residing outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and five children. She graduated from the University of Houston with a focus in studio arts and education, has been a teacher since 2010 and actively pursuing painting since 2016. Christie works in a variety of media, including acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel and charcoal, often combining to create mixed media works.
Christie's artwork has become a way to capture the emotions of childhood memories, not so much recreating the scene from which the emotion sprung, but through the quiet tenderness and joy felt when experiencing it. She is drawn to children portraiture and tender moments between mother and child, and the connection she has to the outdoors and nature which was instilled by her father and grandfather. Within these themes she also explores the use of pattern, inspired by vintage textiles and wallpaper that evoke a sense of nostalgia and home.