fills the air. Gracefully, tentatively, these powerful animals
dance around one another on vast prairies bathed in the golden
light of day. Watching these gentle giants, they seem like creatures
from a bygone era. Watching them, we discover how much we share
in common with these tender, regal, free spirited animals.
Photographer and painter Caroline
Christie captured images of these wild horses during a journey
to Idahos Sawtooth Mountains. There Christie found herself
drawn to the ballet-like interplay between these horses, especially
pairs of them, who maneuvered around each other like tango dancers
tentatively sizing up a new partner.
Christie was captivated by the immense landscape of Americas
Western frontier, which can still be found in picturesque places
like the vast corner of Idaho.
Christie was also drawn to the Island
of Assateague, VA where she found herself wrapped up in the
magic of the wild ponies of Chincoteague. The energy of the
water combined with the ponies untamed souls was a great inspiration.
Christie has a great respect for
all nature, especially leaves.Their striking beauty, subtle
imperfections, harmonious colors, the fluid forms of a simple
leaf. This is pure inspiration for Christie. She is fascinated
by the fragility and energy found in nature. In her art she
calls attention to those details so often overlooked. Beauty
surrounds us all.
The Scottish born artist was raised
in the Highlands of Scotland and in her teens moved to the States
eventually settling in Western Massachusetts. A graduate of
the University of Massachusetts at Amhersts fine art program,
Christie has been painting and photographing professionally
for over 10 years. Her work has been featured in many group
and solo exhibitions around the country.