MICHAEL CHRISTIE is the modern version of a renaissance man which is the nice way of saying he cannot sit still long and he has multiple types of projects going on at the same time. He is an artist, an inventor & designer, builder and family man. His mind is constantly looking at each project with the eye of an artist designing, redesigning and reinventing. Michael has carried the mood of his childhood on a West Virginia farm wandering and hunting in the mountains, the character of his time living in France and the ghosts of history traveling through England and Scotland to enrich the value and tone of his paintings. He studied at the Maryland Institute of Art & the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore where he learned the design and then the classical form of painting which brought his experience to the canvas with the richness of his skills. Michael has been recognized for his work internationally with American Artist Magazine, Time Magazine and other periodicals and exhibitions throughout his thirty plus years of painting and designing. Michael now lives & works in ‘the coolest small town’ Lewisburg, West Virginia with his family in the bucolic community near The Greenbrier Resort.