Christie Barnes was a CG animation artist, pre-visualizing sets and effects for ABC and NBC mega-mini-series like Merlin and Noah's Ark and feature films. A CG pioneer, she created a Victorian Factory scene which was the first CG movie footage with Lightwave for
the BBC film and TV movie Hard Times.
She developed her own CG films which were pitched in Hollywood by Oscar-winning producer Martin Poll. But then it all stopped...She and husband playwright/film writer Peter Barnes had triplets plus one.
Now the triplets are headed to college so Christie picked up the paint brush and has turned on the CG computers. Shocked that on her first painting back, she received offers in the thousands, she is now selling paintings and taking commissions.
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Artist and Author: BA Mount Holyoke College, Oxford grad work and MA Hons City University of London.
She worked her way up as writer and producer to board level at the London advertising company MMA, then HP:ICM. She turned to theatre and film (although she was an apprentice director at the Royal Shakespeare Company after college.) She
has worked as assistant director, producer, CG pre-visualization supervisor (BBC, ABC, NBC, Hallmark, feature films,) West End theater producer.
Christie Barnes is best known for her acclaimed Paranoid Parents Guide, countering perceived dangers with facts and statistics. Her new book What Every Parent Needs to Know About College Admissions is a best-seller.
She continues to write but has returned to her art and movie development career.
She is the widow of Peter Barnes, British playwright, Oscar-nominated film writer (Enchanted April, The Ruling Class).