Christy Tomlinson is one of my all time favorite mixed media artist, I've taken several of her classes and I've learned tons of information and techniques!
Today is day three of a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back! Yesterday, I introduced you to Tamara Laporte, and on Day One, I introduced you to Jane Davenport!
Today, I want to introduce you to Christy Tomlinson!
What I love about Christy's work is that a) learning from her really helped me master background making and b) her faces have a universal quality to them that really rocks my socks. When I first took her She Art classes, she was painting girls with no facial features and there was something about those deliciously open faces that was perfect for me at the time. Since that time, Christy has been teaching faces with features like the one you see above. Isn't she infinitely feminine, soft, and evocative? Christy also has some great tips in her classes for creating and keeping inspiration files that I've appreciated very much as her student.
Christy will be teaching us how to paint and connect with our inner 'girly girly'. She tells us she's not much of a girly girly, but something of that quality really comes through in her paintings.
Christy's class will go live on October 1st with all the rest, and my interpretation of her class will go live on October 24th!
Here's Christy's Bio:
I am a self taught mixed media artist who isn’t afraid to get my hands messy and let my heart be open. Over the past couple of years I have been blessed to travel and teach all over the world, including the United states, Europe, South Africa, Brazil, Australia and more. I also love teaching online full-time and offer over 15 online workshops currently.. in all styles of art.. mixed media, sewing, jewelry, watercolor. I love mixing mediums to create unique projects!
We also host week long art retreats in my home, called our She Matters Retreats, where guest stay in my home and are pampered all week by my husband’s amazing cooking and we create art and make memories and it’s a magical time!
Besides teaching online and in person, my husband and I also have an online mixed media store, Scarlet Lime, where we sell all sorts of fun mixed media and unique products to create with. We have a monthly mixed media kit club as well as a monthly video Art Society Club.. which keeps us busy full time!
Besides work.. (which I consider fun ).. we also have 6 amazing kids. Five boys and one girl ranging in age from 18-9. I am BEYOND blessed to be able to stay home with my husband each day and work and raise our kids in a small town with good family values and strong faith in Jesus Christ. I love to snowboard, read good books, surf, spend time with my kids and dear friends. I LOVE creating in all ways.. I live a blessed life and am so grateful for this life God has given me!