Contemporary artist

​​​CHRISTIE NEALE

Art is the best therapy.  Of all my experiences as an artist, I am most honored to have volunteered my time teaching oil painting classes to Veterans suffering with PTSD.   There is a huge amount of vulnerability required during the artistic process.  Many veterans had lost their trust in life and it took a great deal of courage to be open to a new experience. Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation, I had enough oil paints to teach for over a year. Currently, I am working on the Puzzle Installation and Collaborative Project bringing NY Artist Tim Kelly's project to life at the VA in Ft. Worth, TX.