Christy Sverre is a contemporary artist living and working in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, BC. She became a full time artist in 2009 after raising her two children in various cities around the world.
As well as a degree in Fine Art Christy has studied with many artists over the years. She sees most of her development as the product of consistent hard work. Influences include pop art and abstract expressionism.
Principal to her work are scenes from her experiences and observations at sea creating upliftng and abstract compositions as well as calm oil and cold wax textural seascapes. Her visual language is full of curious shapes, characters, vibrant colours and bold lines which are all interconnected until harmony is achieved.
Over the last few years she has explored flowers as subject and captures their joyful chaotic energy. All of her work exudes happiness and joie de vivre.
Working in multiple layers with vigorous marks she draws from her enthusiasm and intuition to guide her artwork to completion.
Her works are in private collections in Europe, Asia and North and South America.