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

Selected Exhibitions

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)