Spreading the Love Series (#5) is a part of a new series of heart paintings by West Michigan artist, Christi Dreese. Inspired by her grandmother, a school cook, that served her community for 30 years. Christi has held on to her grandmothers school recipes that feed over 130 people and found a way to incorporate them into her art! A piece of her grandmothers heart and Christis soul are in this new collection!
Christi Dreese is a West Michigan artist offering original paintings and reproductions of originals. Her distinctive painting style radiates bright colors and joy. This artist’s paintings reflect the laid-back lakeshore lifestyle. You will find vibrant colorful landscapes; water and boats; unique flowers; and abstract paintings are brought to life. Christi makes some of her oil paints by mixing dry pigment with linseed or walnut oil. Because she mixes her own oil paint, she is able to control the quality of it. As a result, she has less fillers and the right amount of oil for her work. Christi loves the buttery texture she’s able to mix to the right consistency for her paintings.
Christi has received several awards for her artwork and participated in regional shows. Plus, a recipient of various awards from the Grand Rapids Regional Festival of Arts and Grand Haven’s Winterfest. Christi’s artwork can be found in numerous private and corporate art collections throughout the United States. Most notably, this artist was selected to do a mural on the back of a building in Spring Lake, MI.
Certainly, original paintings by Christi are a great way to brighten a cottage or office. They are available in a variety of styles and sizes. Another option would be Christi’s reproduction prints that also come in a variety of sizes and styles.