Cristy West
About the Artist
Over the past ten years or so, abstract painting has become for me a deeply satisfying pursuit. My training has taken place mainly at the Art League School, in Alexandria, Va., and at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. Earlier in my life I've been a writer and a teacher of writing. After that, I trained and practiced as an art therapist. Later still I went on to earn a PhD in Arts in Education, with an emphasis on applied storytelling.

In retrospect, what runs through all my interests is a fascination with creative process and a love of play. Throughout the winter I divide my time between Washington, DC and the countryside of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near to where I grew up. I spend my summers in Maine, on the island of Vinalhaven. My work appears regularly at the Art League Gallery in Alexandria, Va. and at other selected venues.