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Embrace In Place An Artist's Memoir Coffee table art and travel memoir of a military spouse life

Christy Tremblay

"Painting a visual memoir of a life, uncommon, mixed media artist Christy Tremblay blends a brilliant palette of life, legacy, and imagination.  Follow her journey through a nomadic military life, motherhood, adventures, and creative expression as she explores how to make a home anywhere.  Illustrating her life in pieces of color, Christy proves you can bloom where you are planted and embrace the place you are now."

                                           - Jenn Lavanish

Embrace In Place Coffee Table Book will be available in Hardback, Paperback & an eBook

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Embrace In Place Art Gallery

Take a sneak peek of some of the  images in Coffee Table Book Embrace In Place.  As you browse this site, take a few moments to let your eyes linger here, and see if you can get a feel for the inspiration behind this book.

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My Story

Art keeps me grounded throughout each move and carries me along. A self-taught artist—with classes along the way, and moving often—as we are a military family, my art keeps me grounded and is inspired by the places I have lived. Passionate about nature, cities, travel, and landscape, colors, line, and shape inspire me. Vibrant or subtle, the textures, layers, and movement of the city and the natural environment provide sources for my artwork. I started making art as a child, constantly getting into paint and experimenting with any new materials I could get my hands on. In a sense, my current art is a continuation of my early exploratory spontaneous process. My work begins with an underlayment of color and evolves through many layers of paint, pastel, chalk, and other media. Each piece has its own unique process; it grows and changes as each layer achieves its final stage. The mystery of discovering what the piece will become is what I enjoy the most. Art has always been a part of me. One of the ways I express my world is through my artwork. When you experience my art, you see a glimpse of the world through my eyes, and this includes my personal perspective on memory, emotion, place, hope. As a Northwest native, I have taught in Korea and visited cities, rural areas, and islands in Southeast Asia. Creating an art studio in each new home is second nature. An outlet and livelihood, art keeps me grounded through each of my military moves. I have expanded my talents and experimented with many different mediums. I took art classes at Auburn University, while my husband was stationed in Georgia. I recall the influence of an art instructor I had while at Auburn in 1999. The class was an intuitive mixed-media studio class. He inspired me to create my own painting style and to experiment with different media.

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Artist and army spouse Christy Tremblay’s mixed-media art is the perfect metaphor for a multitextured, multilayered military life. As military spouses, we often don’t know where life is taking us next as we evolve with each new place and experience, and all those unexpected places and experiences become layers that shape us into the people we never knew we could be. There is beauty in all that layering and evolution, in the unforeseen and in adaptation. Christy Tremblay’s unexpected journeys lead us to magical gardens and dreamlike landscapes; they are places that celebrate.1 — Lisa Stice

 

 

“Embrace in Place” is a memoir of my life as an artist, traveling the country and overseas—through my moves as a military spouse with my husband and two daughters, and always with a chocolate Labrador Retriever by our side. My art has been the constant through the uncertainties of military life, and it keeps me grounded throughout each move and carries me along. This book commemorates my journey and experiences of each new place I have lived and the art I created, inspired by the history and environment of each location. Beginning with the year 2007 in Washington State and ending with the year 2023 in Fort Meade, Maryland, it takes you on a journey showcasing my art and travel photographs, history, short essays, thoughts, and memories, and glimpses into a military family as they navigate moves throughout the United States and beyond.

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Army spouse Christy Tremblay’s mixed-media art is the perfect metaphor for a multi-textured, multi-layered military life. As mil-spouses, we often don’t know where life is taking us next as we evolve with each new place and experience, and all of those unexpected places and experiences become layers that shape us into the people we never knew we could be. There is beauty in all that layering and evolution, in the unforeseen and in adaptation. Christy Tremblay’s unexpected journeys leads us to magical gardens and dream-like landscapes; they are places that celebrate.

Lisa Stice

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