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Christi Mathews
Friday, January 27th, 2012
Member Artist Christi Mathews Featured in Florida Gallery
Press Release courtesy Christi Mathews

CHRISTI MATHEWS, INTERNATIONALLY COLLECTED ARTIST HAS BEEN NAMED AS FEATURED ARTIST JAN19-22, 2012 AT THE REDBONE GALLERY IN ISLAMORADA, FL. “THIS IS QUITE AN HONOR AS THE REDBONE GALLERY IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS GALLERIES IN THE FL KEYS AND HOME TO THE REDBONE CELEBRITY FISHING TOURNAMENTS WITH PROCEEDS GOING “TO CATCH THE CURE” FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS”. IN 2008 CHRISTI WAS THE COVER AND FEATURED ARTIST FOR THE REDBONE JOURNAL, AND HAS HAD 7 OF HER PAINTINGS PUBLISHED BY REDBONE. 

WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER BACKGROUND AND INSPIRATION TO BECOME A COASTAL AND WILDLIFE ARTIST,CHRISTI SMILED AND SPOKE OF THE FAMILY BEACH HOUSE ON MUSTANG ISLAND WHERE SHE SPENT HER TEENAGE YEARS SNORKLING AND FISHING. AT TWO YEARS OLD HER GRANDFATHER INTRODUCED HER TO CRAYONS.  AFTER STARTING PRIVATE OIL PAINTING CLASSES AT 10 YEARS OLD, SHE SOLD HER FIRST PIECE OF ARTWORK AT THE AGE OF 12 AND HAS BEEN PAINTING EVER SINCE.

HER MOST RECENT PIECE OF WORK CALLED “TEXAS REDS” DEPICTING 3 REDFISH, 2”RED” ROSEATE SPOONBILLS AND THE ”RED” ARANSAS PASS LIGHTHOUSE WAS INSPIRED BY MANY HOURS WITH HER HUSBAND ANGUS (MR. CHRISTI) CANOEING, FISHING AND SNORKLING THE FLATS OF REDFISH BAY. 

HUNDREDS OF ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AND OVER 70 IMAGES IN PRINT OF COASTAL BIRDS, MERMAIDS,WILDLIFE AND MARINE LIFE HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY HER TRAVELS AROUND THE COASTLINES OF WA, FL AND TX.

AFTER MANY YEARS AS A COMMERCIAL ARTIST AND 14 YEARS DOING ART SHOWS FROM KEY WEST TO NC TO S. PADRE ISLAND TX, CHRISTI AND ANGUS RETURNED HOME.

MOST DAYS CHRISTI CAN BE SEEN PAINTING AT HER GALLERY IN ARANSAS PASS. 

WHEN YOU ENTER MATHEWS GALLERY YOU IMMEDIATELY FEEL LIKE YOU ARE WALKING INTO HER LIVING ROOM.  YOU CAN COZY UP ON HER COUCH AND WATCH HER WORK OR MEANDER AROUND VIEWING HERS AS WELL AS THE WORKS OF 27 OTHER ARTISTS.  CHRISTI ALSO GIVES YOU HER PERSONAL ATTENTION IN SELECTING CUSTOM FRAMING FOR YOUR SPECIAL PIECES.

PLEASE VISIT www.christimathews.net ORJUST STOP BY MATHEWS GALLERY & STUDIOS