About Christie


While I’m most known for my modeling career, the informational book I wrote on freelance modeling and the resulting documentary…. there are many more facets of my relentlessly creative and overachieving mind that I am eager to share with the world.

My hope is to inspire others to think outside the box to reach success in whatever they want to achieve.

Charitable Experience

CREATE Awareness Event, Café Centraal, MKE


Auctioned off 12 paintings from my naturalism series entitled “Aves About”. I also performed a live artist speed painting that was sold on site. The thousands of dollars of proceeds benefited the surviving children of a local victim of domestic violence.

Love All Year Event, Live Artist Studio, MKE


Auctioned 15 paintings from my abstract series entitled “Aves Again” which raised thousands of dollars in proceeds for Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VOW). During the event I also did an educational presentation on how to build texture with various mediums. The resulting painting also sold through auction.

Solo Exhibit Experience

Modern Atrocities Solo Show, Coakes Studio, Chicago


Was approached to put together an entire solo show of my political art series entitled “Modern Atrocities” for Coakes Studio. Although public turnout wasn’t very high, the show was a success with 12 of 20 paintings selling.

American Dream Solo Auction, Online Auction


Hosted a live auction online for my American Dream political art series which engaged over 150 viewers and all 8 paintings sold.

Gallery Experience Arts in Bartlett, Bartlett, IL


Had paintings accepted for many shows with a personal sell rate of about 75% over 3 years.

If You Only Knew Fine Art Exhibit, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock IL


Presented my “Teddy RxBin” painting and accompanying poem about the atrocity of overmedication of children.

Arts and Crafts Shows

Affair of the Arts Fine Art Show, The Shores of Turtle Creek, Spring Grove, IL


Displayed and sold various handmade mixed-media, wearable, art pieces.

HoneyCraft Indie Holiday Market, Mixin Mingle Gallery, Woodstock IL


Attending artist at 3 separate shows for HoneyCraft. Displayed and sold various handmade mixed-media, wearable, art pieces.


Golden Artists Education, 4 Art Space, Chicago, IL


Attended a series of demos and networking events based on the Golden brand of paint mediums and their proper usage.

Creek Gallery Art seminar, MCC Campus, Woodstock IL


Learned how to market art on a local level, set fair market prices and overcome painter’s block.

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