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Amy Christie

Amy Christie

Amy Christie was born in Leicestershire in 1977. She graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BA Hons in Language, Literature and Art and was awarded international diplomas in languages and translation from a year studying at the University of Pascal Paoli in Corsica. She travelled extensively throughout her teens and twenties, often travelling alone or working in a country to fully immerse herself in the culture.

Amy spent the first 8 years of her career as a translator of French and Italian, with her artwork taking a backseat due to time constraints. However, a move to Cornwall in 2010 led to a shift in career to art publishing and also afforded her the time to take up her brushes again and develop her style and technique.

“Over the years, I've spent a great deal of time in Italy studying beautiful yet time-worn frescoes and paintings, which ignited a passion for recreating this ancient look. I achieve this with a variety of glazes and textures in combination with layers of colour, which are then partially removed and pulled back to reveal hidden layers. I'm drawn to bold, vibrant colours and often illuminate the piece with gold leaf, which I fragment and distress.” The overall effect is a painting that appears to have been subjected to time's ravaging hands, but has the vibrancy and clarity of a modern piece.

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Limited Edition prints by Amy Christie

Springtime

Springtime
60cm x 60cm
Limited edition of 195
£115

Joie de Vivre

Joie de Vivre
60cm x 60cm
Limited edition of 195
£115

Colour Burst

Colour Burst
60cm x 60cm
Limited edition of 195
£115