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Ocean inspired art…
Christie Rigby creates beautiful waterscapes depicting ladies of the sea splashed across the canvas. With a self proclaimed love of painting and the sea, which runs deep with a childhood filled with boats and oil paint. This manifests in Christie’s works where she uses oil paint, inks and watercolour to create her dreamy paintings.
Christie talks fondly of her childhood in the little fishing village called St Leonards, in Victoria, Australia. Christie still considers St Leonards ‘home’ as she is from a fifth generation fisherman family. With an artist for a mother Christie jokes about the natural progression of becoming an artist herself, “Hanging around mums art school as a kid with abundant art supplies it was inevitable”.
Christie learnt to surf at Barwon Heads but didn’t really catch that one wave that hooked her until the age of 19. Always surfing longboards or short fat boards Christie shares her fascination, “I find women longboarders to be the most graceful species in the world of surfers…the trim and glide, dancing on the waves in different lights of the day, for always this inspires me the most”.
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Words by Narani Henson