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“I explore power and beauty in both the landscape and with the abstract elements of painting. As a non-regional landscape painter, I use images from all over the world, all of the places I have been. With the right atmospherics, anything and everything can reflect a powerful beauty---from smokestacks or headlights on a road to the odd, snaking fingers in a manmade marsh.”

A mid-career artist, Christie Scheele has been painting devotedly since receiving her BFA in 1980, and began exhibiting and selling her work in 1985. She started painting her atmospheric, minimalist landscapes just before moving to the Catskills from New York City in 1990. These meditative pieces cross the boundaries between realism and the contemporary art world, reaching the viewer’s heart without sentimentality or melodrama. As a full-time painter, Ms. Scheele’s work has been collected nationally and internationally through galleries in the Hudson Valley as well as those in New York City, New Jersey, Martha’s Vineyard, and Cape Cod. These collections include the Queens Museum, the Dorsky Museum, the Tyler Museum of Art, American Airlines, Waterford Crystal, Kelsey Grammer, Howard and Ellen Greenberg, James Gleich, and Elaine Kamarck. Her work was featured in the film “Broken Flowers” (in the scene with Jessica Lange) and in “Perfect Strangers” (on the set of the Halle Barry character’s home), and has been profiled and reviewed extensively in the Hudson Valley and beyond.

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