Long Island Towns and Tourist Destinations are wonderfully reflected in Christy's paintings of Amityville, Greenport, Sayville,Jones Beach, Oakdale, Huntington, Montaulk, Northport, Jamesport, Islip, East Islip,Cold Spring Harbor, Cedar Beach, Gilgo Beach, Baiting Hollow Beach, as seen thru the eyes
and heart of artist, Christy Edwards.
and heart of artist, Christy Edwards.
The Fire Island Portfolio depicts typical scenes from Fire Island towns. Kismet, Saltaire, Fair Harbor, Dunewood, Atlantic,Summer Club, Ocean Beach, Seaview, Ocean Bay Park, Point O' Woods, Sunkin Forest, Sailors Haven, Cherry Grove and Davis Park.
Christy Edwards Studio/Gallery in East Islip, NY has more paintings and giclees' for your enjoyment and selection. Simply call or text 631-859-1054 or e-mail; Christy@christyedwards.com.
Christy Edwards, Is a professional watercolor artist, best known locally for her beautiful interpretations of so many North East scenes. Christy attended college at the University of Tennessee, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education, with honors. After establishing an art department in Sevier County Tennessee and procuring a job as art teacher in the Gatlinburg High School, Christy returned home to summer on Fire Island and began her career as a professional artist, some 33 years ago.Christy spent the next three years in the U.S.Virgin Islands, capturing life in the Caribbean, where her work was featured in galleries on St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. Christy again returned to Long Island in 1980, to begin establishing herself as one of the premiere local artists. Over the next few years, she painted and displayed her work continuously at the many various town and village art shows around Long Island, culminating with her first New York one woman show in 1982.
Christy also married in 1982, and has settled on Long Island to become a stalwart part of the community. Christy has served as an Advisory Council member to both the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society, and Southside Hospital. She is a regular donor of her work to many charitable fund raisers around the South Shore. In 1986, Christy was nationally recognized as an "Outstanding Young Woman of the Year" for her many professional and charitable accomplishments; in 2004 Christy was elected to the Bayshore High School Hall of Fame and was included in the Marquis Who's Who of American Woman 2007-2008-2009. She is also included in the Marquis Who's Who in the World 2009. Christy considers the reality that all her originals have sold (accept at any given time from ten to twenty) as great a gift as the ablility to paint.
Because of her refusal to repeat any original paintings, Christy entered the world of fine art prints in 1983. To satisfy the requests of her many customers for her beautiful renditions of Fire Island, she released the "Christy Collection" of eight lithograph prints. By adding from her best work every year, and embracing new technologies, Christy now has a large selection of different fine art Giclee's available as part of her portfolio. In 1995, a "The Christy Collection" home page was established and in 1997 the URL, www.christyedwards.com.
Christy has over 3500 original paintings to her credit since beginning her career, capturing the essence of the moment in scenes from Cape Cod to the Caribbean. She has illustrated a children's book, was engaged by the Mohonk Mountain House, a national historic landmark, as an artist in Residence and was a contributing artist to the Arthur Kaplan Company, distributors of prints and posters worldwide.
Christy Edwards has been painting since she was nine years old. She began selling her paintings professionally in 1978. Watercolors of boats are valued by her patrons. Buyers also appreciate her fine impressionist landscape paintings. Christy's published garden watercolors have seen by fine art lovers in galleries, homes, hotels and communities all over the world. Christy's work can be found around popular vacation destinations. The local galleries carry her marine paintings and watercolors of children. Christy grew up on the shores of Fire Island. Many of her beach paintings reflect the love she has of the ocean and bay. Her paintings reflect the joy of crabbing, swimming, collecting shells, fishing, clamming,sailing,boating and pastimes by the seashore. Her seascape paintings grace many Fire Island and Long Island homes. She has been painting for thirty four years and shows no sign of stopping. Christy is an accomplished watercolor artist having painted over 3500 different original watercolor paintings. Some say her paintings are realistic, other interpret her paintings to be impressionistic. One thing is for sure, Christy's paintings are popular with all types and ages of buyers. She remembers one of her highest priced paintings at an art show being bought by a teenager! Christy has had a prolific career which took many dedicated hours. Her paintings for sale hang in her gallery and studio in East Islip NY. She has hundreds of giclee' prints for your enjoyment and purchase. She owns and retains all copyright to her paintings.
I have been lucky, for what I paint people like to buy. I believe this is because they identify with my work and it brings them pleasure. With advances in technology I am able to reproduce my work in the form of Giclees. I own the copyright to all paintings. I have allowed limited use, but never sold the copyright to any of the paintings I have produced in this thirty four year painting career. I reproduce my own work from the original. I am very proud of these pieces as digital reproduction is an art unto itself. I use the best equipment with archival ink. The absorbency of 100% cotton paper gives the art amazing depth, making it hard to distinguish from the original. The combination of the inks and paper promise a long durable life. My images are from my own source, sight experience and interpretation. Each reproduced piece is hand stamped on the back protecting the copyright and embossed usually near the signature which can be felt thru it's protective sleeve. As for my originals. I do not copy my own work by painting another original like it. I have the reproduction process for this end. Each original has no other original that resembles it accept in like style. In recent years I hand sign the back stating it is an original watercolor. If the piece is signed in pencil it is a reproduction. An original signature can be smudged. It is not waterproof. I am very grateful to those who have supported my artwork thru these thirty four years. Without the support of my patrons, my life as an artist would not have been possible. I thank you!