The innovative artist Christie Chew-Wallace was born in St. Louis, Mo. in 1956. She met her husband, Robert, in high school and they married in 1981. They moved to Los Angeles that same year and Christie began her formal art instruction at a private art school called Mission: Renaissance. Christie has always been interested in creating and has done so since she was old enough to pick up a crayon. Her parents were very proud of her talent but did not have the funding for an art education so they bought her an art course from a T.V. commercial. Christie passed with flying colors!
In the midst of all the art schooling and creating Christie and her husband had two children; the artwork slowed a little but never stopped. They continued to raise their children and Christie continued create and participate in shows both locally in California and nationally. In 1990 Christie and her family moved to Chicago. She began to show her work throughout the city and suburbs. In 2015 Christie and her husband bought a small warehouse in Bridgeport, formally Salmart Auto Body which is now called C.C.'s Art Garage and Gallery (keeping the theme of an Auto Body Shop in mind). Christie has Art Shows and rents to fimmakers of all levels, this warehouse is suited for production. But is PERFECT for an Art Show!
Christie works with oils and acrylics on canvas and is quite prolific as well as inquisitive and moves forward with her art by striving to become more creative and original with each new series. Her paintings fully occupy her time and she works hard to produce art that speaks about her own acknowledgements on life.