Christie - About the Artist
- 12TH APRIL 1945
BIRTH PLACE - Mill of Thornton Cottages, Marykirk,
As her mother, Jean Christie, had often said "Ma
wee Sheena was born wi' a paintbrush in her hand!"
As a young child Sheena's flair for art was noticable
and her family and many of her friends imagined
she would one day work as an artist!
As a young adult and much to her own disappointment
at the time, circumstances didn't allow her to
attend the local art college, instead she had
to take on full time work as an office clerkess.
Despite this Sheena spent much of her spare time
painting and drawing which was her favourite hobby.
Throughout the years that passed, never giving
up her desire to paint, she discovered a variety
of subject matter that appealed to her, including
landscapes, seascapes, animal and human portraiture,
studies in still life, religious works and local
After experimenting with different materials she
developed a fondness for acrylics, the style Sheena
developed in her painting was one that would prove
to be very popular.
Over time, and due to an increasing demand for
her work, Sheena began painting professionally
in 1979. Today, she has now painted and sold no
less than two thousand paintings, many of which
complement the walls of buildings far away from
her native Scotland.
Still painting strong, and publishing prints from
her work, new originals are now available for
purchase and can be viewed online here at her
new website - www.ChristiesFineArt.com