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I invite you to enjoy my impressions of the world.  Using flowing acrylics, layers of washes and glazes I create contemporary work which will spark colour into your home and into your life - my Gallery 'Artful Retreat' is open by appointment. - Christie

Christie Cramer artist

My inspiration is the beauty of a moment, as light touches a subject. A piece of foliage changes from a dull grey to a luminous green in an instant with the sun. This power of transformation is my muse... My intention is that the  positive energy involved in creating the work is passed on to the viewer.

My work is intuitive and the use of bold, vibrant, colour is what sets it apart. Subjects, while still recognizable, become abstracted versions of themselves, the imperfections in nature are what make a subject interesting to me and this is reflected in my work.

Since beginning to paint full time in 2014 I have been involved in many group and  solo exhibitions. Regularly exhibiting as part of the TSA Expo Events and also the Tauranga Garden and Art Festival. Proudly one of the five members of the organizing team of the inaugural BOP Open Studios Art Trail in 2024.


In 2021 I was awarded the TSA Supreme Award for my work 'Wetlands' and the same year was  selected as a finalist in the Tauranga Art Gallery's Miles Award which resulted in my work 'Rock Bottom' being hung in the gallery as part of the finalists exhibition.  Also creating commissioned pieces, working with buyers to come up with a personalized painting to suit their requirements. 


My gallery space 'Artful Retreat' which doubles as an Air BnB, is open by appointment. I am happy to show you through the gallery so long as we have no guests.  I would love to hear from you, if you would like to know more about my paintings just use the contact button below or call me on 027 722 3970.


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