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Grand Haven Community Foundation Commissioned Oil Painting

Christi M. Dreese is a contemporary expressionist painter from her hometown of Spring Lake, Michigan. Her distinctive style exudes joy and expresses the laid-back spirit of the lake life that she learned to love from an early age. Christi creates with her heart and that is why she paints landscapes that remind her of her childhood, flowers that remind her of her grandmother's garden and abstract paintings that evoke feelings.


As a child, Dreese participated in many art programs and received awards for her artistic talent. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and BA in Business Administration from Aquinas College. Dreese's work has been featured in several exhibitions and has received numerous awards, including from the Grand Rapids Regional Arts Festival and the Winterfest Jurried Exhibits. She is represented in several galleries throughout Michigan. She has created community murals for the village of Spring Lake and Grand Haven Public Schools. She works with art consultants and interior designers to meet their design expectations. Her work can be found in many medical institutions and private and corporate art collections throughout the United States. .The Holland Hospital and Spectrum Health has a large collection of her work hanging throughout their facilities. Christ's purpose in life is to create a better world for all.

Spreading Happy Art Throughout the Communities

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"Grandmother's Garden"  located behind Plantenga's Cleaners, 217 W. Savidge St., Spring Lake, MI  49456
Photographs courtesy of
Bob Walma.

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