Christie Stockstill was born in 1973 in Columbus, Mississippi. Her early childhood summers were spent camping in the Ozarks with her whole family: grandparents, aunts and cousins who were more like sisters. She credits those camping trips with her interest in nature, and those long drives made before portable electronic devices with her love of reading and writing. She planned to be a writer.
Christie graduated from St. Mary's University with degrees in both Literature and Philosophy. When a boyfriend gave her a manual camera as a gift, it didn't take long to realize that what she had been attempting to express in words could also be expressed through imagery. Her work, whether it is one image or a collection, is always an expression of much focused thought on a subject and an attempt at presenting an abstract idea in a concrete medium.
Her work has been shown in group and solo shows and hangs in the homes of collectors around the world. She loves to inspire other artists through creative retreats and workshops. Today, she is married to the boyfriend who gave her that camera. They have two sons and live in Austin, Texas.