Author: dreesefineart

Christi Dreese was born in Michigan and has been involved in the arts since she was a child. She spent summers as a girl on her father’s boat coasting along Lake Michigan. It was there that she grew to love the calm waters, sunsets, and relaxed atmosphere. She studied at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she acquired her Bachelor of Art degree and business administration major. After college, Christi worked for Frames Unlimited in Grand Rapids, where she learned the custom framing industry. These events have lead Christi to owning a fine art gallery and custom framing business in Spring Lake, Michigan. Christi paints from her heart. She loves being near the water and therefore paints many West Michigan lakeshore scenes. “The water gives me a sense of peace as I sit in my chair gazing across the lake.” Several sketches are created in graphite and then taken back to the studio for her interpretation. Along with Christi’s passion for painting the lakeshore, she has also found abstract to be a great emotional release and different creative process from her impressionistic landscapes. Many of her abstract pieces are developed from current color trends, yet every piece has a personal meaning. Christi’s love for the arts, lakeshore and personal growth continues to inspire her to create new works and have meaning in life.

Lots of paint party fun for your customers!

If you have space at your business, host a fun paint party for your clients. 50 people for this event at Blended Furniture Market!  So many unique pieces of furniture. I wanted to take every piece of furniture home! We take care of the set up, clean up, tables and

Blended Furniture Market Paint Party

Join us at Blended Furniture Market on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30pm for an exciting evening painting with instructor and West Michigan artist Christi Dreese. All materials are included: 16×20 canvas, paints, brushes, and more. You may want to wear and old shirt for the event. No experience needed for

Picture Frames in all shapes and sizes from the studio.

Dreese Fine Art & Framing now has a wide selection of picture frames online at their etsy store to meet the needs of our customers.  Sizes range from 5 x 7 up to a 20 x 24 that can be shipped safely to your destination.   Many of the frames

New coasters for 2017

New coasters for 2017 have come out with images of lakeshore paintings by local artist Christi Dreese from Spring Lake, Michigan.  Many of the galleries are stocked up with her original oil paintings and products of her work for the upcoming summer months.  The coasters are made of tumbled stone

Salvador Dali Art Project

The girls are turning their wild dreams into inspired Salvador Dali art! Sage is working on her butterfly sailboat. Piper’s oversized sea life nightmare! Orly’s world of candy trees! These girls are a whole lot a fun to be around!  #homeschooling #Salvador Dali #art class #dreesefineart

Our Jackson Pollock art lesson!

The girls had a ball creating their Jackson Pollock style painting at the studio.  An experience we won’t forget!

New Glass Cutting Boards/ Glass Art

My artwork is now being printed on glass cutting boards.  Some people are purchasing them and putting them on an easel in their window.  The glass shimmers in the light.  You can purchase on my etsy site.  They measure 7 x 10.5.  More designs coming soon!  

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