Professional Artist Christi Dreese was born and raised in West Michigan and has been involved in the arts since she was a child. She spent summer's on her father's boat coasting along Lake Michigan. It was there that she grew to love the calm waters, sunsets, and relaxed atmosphere. Christi received her Bachelor of Art degree at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, emphasizing in painting and also attained a business administration major. Christi paints from her heart. She loves being near the water and therefore paints the lakeshore. Along with Christi's passion for the lakeshore, she has found abstract to be a great emotional release and different creative process from her landscapes. Quick brush strokes, gouges from the end of her paint brush and graphite are drawn into her paintings. Every work of art is inspired by her thoughts and feelings. Christi's love for the arts, lakeshore and personal growth continues to inspire her to create new works and have meaning in life.
Christi's ArtPrize Entries
These are Christi's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Christi's Past Work
These are images of past work that Christi has done.