Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chris's Bio and Books

 Chris Mix drew, painted, played with clay, wrote poems and stories as a child. She studied art at Coker College, in Hartsville, S.C. for one year and then headed to Florida, where she received an Art Scholarship for painting, at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. While at college, she also studied sculpture, photography, cinematography and theatre arts. It was just after Chris graduated from the University
of South Florida in 1988, with a B.A. in Fine Arts and another B.A. in Mass
Communications, that she painted her first children's illustration in watercolor,
titled "Spike & Wordo's Magical Wish." Hence, Spike the Dragon
was born and Chris realized she had found her niche in art and her future!She has been painting children's illustrations ever since Spike was originally created. She's also been painting for theaters and interior decorators, private commissions, showing and selling her original illustrations, prints, greeting cards and other gift items through galleries, art shows and designers, in Florida and Vermont, for over 25 years.

Christine's children's illustrations have appeared in several Vermont newspapers, SCBWI's Bulletin in 2005, 2009, 2010 and so far, one children's book;
Write Out of the Oven!
personally connects children in grades 5-8
with their favorite literary heroes! A collection of letters and recipes from
more than 50 well-known and award-winning children's authors provide insights
into their lives, advice to the children who wrote to them, and personal information.
Each entry includes the student's letter to the author, the author's response,
and a recipe from the author. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this
book goes to a children's literacy foundation. CLiF

By Josephine M. Waltz & Illustrated by Christine Mix,

published by Teacher Ideas Press 2005
Write Out of the Oven! Recently received a nice review from the Parents Choice Foundation Bon Appetite Reading List

As a children's author, Christine has one non-fiction short true story, Standing Up, that has been published, in Chicken Soup for the Child's Soul, Character-Building Stories to Read with Kids Ages 5-8, May 2007.

For more information visit
for book ordering details.

Here's a color spot illustration, recently published in
Back- to- School- Issue, 2012

Christine Mix is a PAL Member of SCBWI, CBIG - NY, and a Juried Teaching Artist with the Vermont Arts Council.

Christine Mix copyright 2012

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