Original contemporary art; paintings and drawings.

New Mexico, United States · 64 Sales


Original contemporary art; paintings and drawings.

New Mexico, United States 64 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Last updated on Jul 4, 2016

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Original art by Christy Schwathe

Hi! I'm Christy. I'm a painter, illustrator, printmaker, self-taught designer, seamstress and knitter, small time farmer, and I cook some pretty tasty food ( a necessity when you live as far away from civilization as I do)... let's just say I keep busy and that little bits and pieces of my life sneak into my art from all directions. I enjoy working in almost any medium and relish the fact that each creative project, even when seemingly unrelated, brings inspiration for the next.

I grew up in a small town in Southern Colorado, helping out with the family restaurant and inheriting not just a strong work ethic but a long creative tradition passed down from parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, friends and mentors. I continued my studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where I became fascinated with printmaking and earned my degree in Fine Arts with a focus in printmaking and drawing. My interests have led me down many creative paths, lately, an obsession with oil painting where I've been able to come up with a completely non-toxic method of painting which works well for me.

Today, I am living and working in a small casita at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in Northern New Mexico with my partner and fellow artist, Bradley Sleep, and a scattering of beasts, where my art has taken over a small room in our home. I hang out in there, surrounded by: scraps of paper, shelves of paint and pencils, sewing machines and folds of thrifted fabric, mugs of tea, and the occasional feline or canine companion, and obsess, in a mostly good and only slightly crazy sort of way, over brushstrokes and stitches, ink washes and pencil marks.

You can see some of my work in person at David Anthony Fine Art (DAFA) in Taos, NM.

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  • Christy Schwathe

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    I'm an artist, crafter, maker and all around handy woman. Currently I live and work in the almost ghost town of Costilla, Taos County, Northern New Mexico. It's beautiful and a bit lonely around here, but never boring!

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Last updated on September 21, 2016
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International shipping: I ship items to Canada and everywhere else using USPS Priority International Mail or USPS First Class International Mail. Typically it takes a week or two, but shipping to some countries can take upwards of 5 weeks or more.
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I do my best to photograph and describe all of my artwork as accurately as possible. If for some reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please let me know within 7 days of delivery so that I can make it right. I will accept returns and exchanges when I feel they are reasonable.
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Note: Colors may appear slightly different on different computer screens due to the endless complexities of color calibration. Rest assured, the colors of the actual artwork will be just as I intended them.