Christy Hayes is a professional artist and instructor, living in Marietta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two dogs.  She was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and began her formal arts training in college.


After earning degrees in Education and Art, she taught 6th grade Language Arts.  When her children were born, she became a stay-at-home parent, until they were old enough to attend school.  In 2012, Christy returned to her art education when she joined three local art leagues, and took as many courses as she could schedule.  From then on, she studied oils, acrylics, collage painting, mixed media, and watercolor through classes and workshops.  When her family moved to Georgia, she introduced herself to the art groups near her home, and started entering shows, and joining galleries.  In 2015, she began teaching art classes in Kennesaw and Marietta, Georgia.  


Teaching others to paint gives her joy, because it allows her to use all of her training.  She teaches acrylic painting, torn paper paintings, and plein air.  Sharing her love of painting gives her an opportunity to meet other artists, and to show others that painting can be easy and fun. 


Her paintings are on display in art guilds, galleries, and private homes around the country.


Christy's objective is to continue to evolve as an artist, and to create a body of work which will represent a life well-lived.


1999

B.A. in English and Art

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Publications:

2004

B.S. in Education, Magna Cum Laude

Middle School Certification in Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, and Gifted programs

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Art Galleries & Artists of the South

Volume 13, Issue 4

CHRISTY HAYES FINE ART

Memberships:

Exhibitions:

Acworth Arts Alliance, Acworth, GA


Booth Museum and Art Guild, Cartersville, GA


South Cobb Art Alliance, Austell, GA


Alabama Plein-Air Artists


North GA Plein-Air Artist Group

Education:

2018

"How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold" 

with Patti Mollica 

3-day workshop in Raleigh, NC


Oil and Acrylic Studio with Kip Rogers

The Art Station - Big Shanty, Kennesaw, GA


2017

Oil and Acrylics with Kip Rogers

The Art Station - Big Shanty, Kennesaw, GA


2016

Oil and Acrylics with Kip Rogers

The Art Station - Big Shanty, Kennesaw, GA


2015

​Oil and Acrylics with Kip Rogers

​Watercolor with Jessica Durrant

The Art Station - Big Shanty, Kennesaw, GA


2014

Oil and Acrylics with Kip Rogers

The Art Station - Big Shanty, Kennesaw, GA


Collage with Hannah Libman

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT


"Impressionist Landscape" Plein Air

with Joan Jardine

Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY


2013

Collage with Hannah Libman

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT


Paper Paintings with Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson

Binders Art, Atlanta, GA


2012

Collage with Hannah Libman

Oils with Shauna Shane

Watercolor with Robert Noreika

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT


Acrylic Studio with Zbigniew Grzyb

Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT

2018


Pin Ups Show

The Art Station Big Shanty

Kennesaw, GA

September


Member Gallery
Acworth Arts Alliance
Acworth, GA

August - September


Creative Explorations in Mixed Media

Mable House Gallery

Mableton, GA

June - July


Summer Exhibit 

Booth Downtown Gallery

Cartersville, GA

May - September


Member Gallery

Acworth Arts Alliance

Acworth, GA

May - July


Winter Exhibit
Booth Museum and Art Guild
Downtown Gallery,
Cartersville, GA
February - May


Women's Art Triad

South Cobb Arts Alliance

Powder Springs, GA

February - March


"For the Love of Art" show

Acworth Arts Alliance

Acworth, GA

February-March


Winter Exhibit

Booth Museum and Art Guild

Downtown Gallery,

Cartersville, GA

February - May


2017

Small Works Show

Acworth Arts Alliance

Acworth, GA

December through January 2018


The Venue on Main: Main Street, Kennesaw, GA

June and July


2015

Trilogy Show: Sponsored by The Red Door Art Gallery and Studio, Marietta, GA

Marietta Museum of Art (January, February, and March shows)


2013

Juried Show: Canton Artists Guild

Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT


Juried Show: West Hartford Art League

Clubhouse Gallery, West Hartford, CT


2012

Class Show: West Hartford Art League

"Hannah's Paper Artists"

Saltbox Gallery, West Hartford, CT