Christie Younger is an American artist and palette knife painter who lives and works near Raleigh, North Carolina. Her paintings are collected internationally and shown in several acclaimed galleries across the Southeastern United States. She has a diverse background and education in fine art along with biological science. This along with other experiences brings to life her unique artistic perspective which ultimately is intended to convey the beauty of simplicity while marrying it with its opposition.
After a career in graphic design, Christie began a new life as a stay at home mother in 2012 to her three children. Shebegan painting full time in 2018 as an attempt to find herself again while in the thickness of motherhood as well as a way to express her overflowing need to create. She enjoys tapping into her scientific side to observe and reveal her subject’s simplistic yet complex reality. She pushes this idea further by deconstructing her view into simpler elements while simultaneously including authentic moments to convey more elaborate ideas. She is intrigued with the interaction between negative and positive space and uses it to create ambiguity while also defining other elements such as line, shape, and value thus creating a work that is visually uncluttered yet impactful. To further simplify yet complicate her process she finds much satisfaction using a simple palette knife to create her work in its entirety in either oil or acrylic paint mediums.
Shain Gallery | Charlotte, North Carolina | 2019-present