Fine Art in Watercolor and Mixed Media

Pet Portraits in Watercolor

Now accepting custom portrait orders! Contact me today to get started!
  • Custom Pet Portraits!
  • Watercolor Pet Portraits. Click the cat!
  • Original Paintings for Sale
  • Buy Original Art

Welcome to Christy! Studios
fine art watercolor and mixed media paintings!

Studio and Gallery

STUDIO, GALLERY, WORK SPACE –  Upper level, White Oaks Mall(2501 W Wabash Ave, Springfield IL 62704)- CLASSES . COMMISSIONS

modern dogChristy! Studios is the working art studio and gallery of artist Christy Freeman Stark.

You can visit Christy as she paints, teaches and shows her work in her studio located upper level of White Oaks Mall in Springfield, Illinois. The gallery also features works from various local artists such as Brooke Serbousek, Bellinda DeVillez, Jeff Williams, Felicia Olin, Erin Cohen and Mehr Tumulty and more! Along with Christy’s coffee/watercolor/mixed media nature paintings, she also offers custom work including watercolor PET PORTRAITS. Contact Christy today to discuss custom art, original art, paint classes, and parties!

“Memories of Menard County”


Solo Show, April 19 – May 1

Located at Christy! Studios, White Oaks Mall. Come and see 20 new paintings inspired by childhood. Read stories, view vintage family photos and take a trip down memory lane. You can view the paintings online as well!View Paintings



I am building YouTube video Tutorials!

Stay tuned as I create new videos on watercolor techniques, feeds from art fairs and just fun time lapse series!

Join my Watercolor Beginners and Enthusiasts Facebook Group!

Hundreds of beginning painters and watercolor lovers are gathering and sharing their paintings, techniques, tools and inspiration on this positive and refreshing group. Show us what you have created and inspire others!

christy studios

White Oaks Mall
2501 W Wabash Ave Springfield, IL 62704

Monday: 10-2
Tuesday: 10-2
Wednesday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-6
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 11-6
Check Facebook for live updates! or by appointment

Christy’s Blog


MrOwlMeet my Steam Punk town characters!

I have been having a ton of fun creating this crazy world of animals gone steam punk. There is a book in the works! For more info on Original Works, Prints or Commission me to Steam Punk your pet – CLICK HERE.

Original Paintings for Sale
Cardinal Painting

My collection of original paintings is always changing.  If you see something online via Facebook, please contact me for info on that piece! I also post on Etsy once the art fair season slows down!


Classes & Party Info
Paint Party

Create with Christy! Let’s get together and create art! Adult night and Family Friendly dates available! Private, small groups, at your house, at my studio..wherever!

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Custom Pet Portraits
Watercolor Portrait of Collie

Custom Paintings of Pets, People, Birds, Flowers, Fish, Unicorns! .


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