R. Gregory Christie, a renowned children’s book illustrator launches his art store, GAS-ART GIFTS on gas-art.com. After successfully running as a brick and mortar store in Decatur, GA’s North DeKalb Mall for five years, gas-art.com, now introduces their art services and gift items through popular marketplace Sqaureup.com. His online store is an effort to bring his art lessons and artwork closer to all the art enthusiasts.
GAS-ART GIFTS operates as an autographed children’s bookstore, art gallery, and art school. The space provides a unique opportunity for visitors to observe a working artist in his studio, take art lessons from him and to purchase books and art, all in one place. The art studio is committed to bringing art appreciation directly to the community while providing instruction to boost their artistic abilities. Now with services and products being available for purchase through the online store, customers can find different types of merchandise which can be shipped or purchased as gifts.
Mr. Christie is a passionate art enthusiast who has received many awards including the Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Award honor, The New York Time’s Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year award, The Boston Globe’s Horn Book Award and the NAACP Image Award. He has illustrated more than fifty books for young readers and collaborated with clients such as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Kennedy Center, and The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History with various projects. He is available for special visits to local schools, libraries, and other community events. His artwork has been published on many popular platforms such as The New Orleans Jazz Festival’s Congo Square poster, New York City’s Transit System, The United States Postal Service’s Forever stamp and more.