About Christie

Christie Younger is an American artist who lives and works near Raleigh, North Carolina.  Her paintings have been featured on HGTV, 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 her love of the outdoors and travel brings to life her unique artistic perspective which ultimately is intended to convey light, beauty, and simplicity while simultaneously expressing the complexities within a subject finding balance between contradictions.

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 contrasting interactions; simple vs. complex, classic vs. modern, clarity vs. ambiguity, order vs. chaos, depth vs. shallowness, negative space vs. positive space, etc. She uses texture and line to define form going back and forth between tactile and implied texture. Most of her works are oil and graphite and are created using a palette knife. She uses the technique of Sgraffito to scratch out layers of paint and uses a pencil at times to add gestural marks. Not to place limits on herself, she does enjoy the freedom of expression found through working with several mediums and tools at times.

 

“An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success.” Henri Matisse