Today, I am interviewing Christi Dreese.  I love learning a bit more about our artists.  Christi is a painter at C2C.  She is known for her vivid colored lakeshore landscapes.   Christi will create custom paintings for your home or office.  You can find her in the galleries most Wednesdays.

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Christi Dreese’s answers to our 10 questions:

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

Christi:  “Well, I’m not really sure.  I just have to be in the mood and sometimes I just need to start.  Starting is sometimes the hardest part.”

Do you have an influence or theme that guides your work?

Christi:  “I love the lakeshore and summer months on my boat.  Therefore, I paint a lot of beach scenes.  My abstract work is more of a therapeutic process.”

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  

Christi:  “Web Design.”

What profession would you not like to do? 

Christi:  “Accounting!”

Who are your favorite artists? 

Christi:  “Eva Carter (abstract artist and no she is not a former relative!) I love many of the impressionistic masters.”

What is your favorite tool used to create your work? 

Christi:  “I usually use my paint brushes but sometimes I do smear the paint with my hands for the abstract paintings.  A little tid bit.  I use the pointed end of my brush to make the gouges in my paintings.”

What is your favorite word?

Christi:  “Probably not appropriate.”  🙂

What is your least favorite word? 

Christi:  “Impossible or perfect.”

Who is your favorite musician? 

Christi:  “Sting.”

How much formal education have you received?  Related to your craft.

Christi: “I graduated from Aquinas college with a Bachelors in Art and a major in Business Administration.”

 

Thank you, Christi, for taking the time to answer my questions.  It is nice to know you a little bit better.