Artist Info

Christy HartmanI am fortunate to have been raised in a family that valued creativity, by my father who began helping me to develop my artistic talent at an early age and by my mother who taught me to sew and do needlework. This encouragement and early introduction to art have helped me to develop as an artist. As my friends and family state I was always busy drawing or painting something. My husband and children continue to be a great source of inspiration and encouragement.

I was born and raised in South Central Montana, which gives me the distinction of being an actual “Montana Native.” Many people come from all over the country to experience our “western” lifestyle but we lived that on a daily basis. My family ranched in the area long before I came along so I was fortunate to have opportunities that many people now spend great sums of money to experience. I think that you will see that western influence in many of my designs.

After many years of selling my designs at local craft shows I decided it was time to move into pattern design and so has developed C. Hartman Designs. I’ve developed these designs with the beginner to intermediate painter in mind and if you “read between the lines” of each piece I think that you can imagine the story being told behind the scenes. I hope that you find something of interest in my line of patterns and look forward to your comments and requests for future designs.

I am a retired 35 year teaching veteran, having taught in the public schools from Kindergarten to 8th grade as a classroom teacher and the last 13 years of my career as an Art Teacher.  Now I have the luxury of working at my art full time and am enjoying  new opportunities.  Over my years as a designer I have designed patterns for my website, designed for a variety of online publications and print publications as well as teaching both locally and online.