Artist Marian Christy of Boston is pioneering a
dynamic signature invention, Knifed Watercolors.
Rather than using conventional brushes,
she creates her dramatic scenes with a palette
knife. Her immediate focus is to establish a
thoroughly modern watercolor style that is strictly American in origin. Her ultimate focus is to make her contemporary signature a new Expressionist/Impressionist style. This startling style, in the works for nearly eight years, demonstrates that watercolor can become very modern, very imaginative in a way that startles the eye and tells a little story.
A Christy knifed triptych is in the permanent collection of The New Britain Museum of American Art. She has a Puffin Foundation grant. Christy has published four books and was a columnist for The Boston Globe for 26 years.