Gallery Uptown had a strong show of art for winterfest. Took 2nd place! This is juror Thea Grigsby, Executive Director of the South Haven Center for the Arts.
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Christi Dreese was born in Michigan and has been involved in the arts since she was a child. She spent summers as a girl on her father’s boat coasting along Lake Michigan. It was there that she grew to love the calm waters, sunsets, and relaxed atmosphere. She studied at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she acquired her Bachelor of Art degree and business administration major. After college, Christi worked for Frames Unlimited in Grand Rapids, where she learned the custom framing industry. These events have lead Christi to owning a fine art gallery and custom framing business in Spring Lake, Michigan. Christi paints from her heart. She loves being near the water and therefore paints many West Michigan lakeshore scenes. “The water gives me a sense of peace as I sit in my chair gazing across the lake.” Several sketches are created in graphite and then taken back to the studio for her interpretation. Along with Christi’s passion for painting the lakeshore, she has also found abstract to be a great emotional release and different creative process from her impressionistic landscapes. Many of her abstract pieces are developed from current color trends, yet every piece has a personal meaning. Christi’s love for the arts, lakeshore and personal growth continues to inspire her to create new works and have meaning in life. View all posts by dreesefineart