Christy Aitken

Medium: Mixed Media

Christy was born in England and grew up in South America as well as various states in the US. She studied painting and printmaking at the Atlanta College of Art, now Savannah College of Art and Design. Christy is a mother of five and has been living in Columbia for 14 years.

Christy’s latest works are mixed media and range in material from beeswax to nails, screws to wire. She has been leaning toward a more minimalist aesthetic in recent years. Also a picture framer, it is not unusual for her inspiration to come from the frame itself when beginning a new piece, often recycling used frames.

Claiming the Mid-West as home, much of Christy’s art speaks of this hauntingly beautiful expanse of land, moody skies and the shapes.