Christie Marie Nicklay
Born September 26, 1965 in Caledonia, Minnesota
Currently lives in Saint Charles, Minnesota and works in Winona, Minnesota
Christie Nicklay is an emerging artist who works primarily in acrylics and oils, but also enjoys watercolors, pencils, and pastels. Her artistic journey began as a child when she would draw anything and everything on whatever she could find. Early on, teachers recognized and encouraged her artistic abilities. Eventually, she became the primary artist for her high school newspaper, clubs and organizations.
Now, in her home art studio, she dedicates regular time to painting and drawing a variety of subjects. Her diverse subject matter is inspired largely by the life around her and conveys a tranquility that captures the viewer’s attention and instills an appreciation for life’s simple pleasures.
Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, AAS IT/Web Development, 2014
Penn Foster University, Diploma of Fine Arts, 2011
Western Wisconsin Technical College, AAS Commercial Art, 1986
Selected Group Exhibition
2017-2018 Homegrown: 2’x2′, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2015 Fiddle & Frog Friends & Family Day, Stewartville, MN
Private collection, Rochester, MN