Christie Bird was born in 1970 in the British Virgin Islands. This tropical childhood formed her earliest influences including watching her mother paint large, water colour still lives on the kitchen table. After attending the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, U.S.A., Christie moved to London to work as a muralist and set painter.
She now paints full time from her home near the sea in Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight.
Christie’s gesso-based still lives are easily influenced by the shingle beach and fields of wildflowers nearby, but perhaps the light and colours of her childhood on Tortola remain her most important influence
Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition 2016
RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2008, 2009, 2011
Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition 2010
The Russell Gallery, Putney
Island Fine Arts, Bembridge Isle of Wight
Minster Gallery, Winchester
Waterside Gallery, St. Ives
RWS Exhibitions Award 2018
Elected associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society 2018
RWS and David Gluck Award 2017 (Royal Watercolour Society)