Unleashed Art Gallery
Visit the gallery in Half Moon Bay, California
for a great selection of artwork and special gifts!
Unleashed Art Gallery is located in the Coastside town of Half Moon Bay, California. The gallery showcases original paintings by Christie Smith and artfully inspired gifts. Unleashed is a welcoming and beautiful space. We invite you to stop by, take a deep breath and enjoy the artwork.
“I feel the need to create, to create for the sole purpose of connection…to myself and to others.”
I transitioned from a successful 23-year career as an LPGA golf professional to pursue my passion of art. I am an abstract expressionist and photographer.
My journey as an artist started 7 years ago and continues to evolve.
I have remained committed to the daily process of art and the discoveries of technical improvements. Every piece I create teaches me about opportunities to enhance my technique. My focus on every detail of each painting continues to drive me to strive for the optimal results that I can achieve by a fearless mindset. One of the most exciting things for me in the process of self-expression is that every creation leads to a path of unlimited potential.
I have experimented with different mediums and techniques on canvas, acrylic and wood panels. Resin has become my favorite medium to create with. It’s characteristics and fluidity pose a dynamic medium which challenges me to perform with an edge of pressure, I find that to be very inspiring! These challenges have pushed me through my process of evolution the most. This taps into my competitive past as an LPGA golf professional. I prepare mentally for each individual piece of artwork, as I did prior to every competitive game. When I start a piece, the resin magically chooses its direction and I have to adjust accordingly to allow the process to lead, just as the game unfolded. Each painting results in a unique one-of-a-kind expression.
I was born in Oxford, Alabama. Northern California has been my home since 1994. In my early life, I was drawn to athletics. I was awarded scholarships in both basketball and softball in Northern Alabama. After an injury, I was introduced to the game of golf. I excelled quickly and went on to attend Methodist College to play in their golf program. I was fortunate to be part of 3 National Championships and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and Professional Golf Management.