A transplant from Atlanta, Christie Chandler has lived in the Jacksonville area for the past two years. She studied marketing at Georgia Tech, and then spent the next 15 years living abroad in Africa and Europe. While in London, Christie studied art at Central St. Martin’s, a leading-edge contemporary art and design school. These two diverse educational experiences, coupled with a broadened worldview, enabled the creation of Arts Evolution. Understanding firsthand the challenges of getting gallery representation, connecting with other artists, and earning a living making art, Christie decided to try a new approach that creates a complimentary relationship between business and art. Using her sales and marketing background, she seeks to help business owners solve problems, namely those around identity, image, and branding. Artists are able to create their own opportunities – using their talent to actually earn a living – and businesses reap the benefits.