Christel Minotti's paintings explore the themes of relationships of colors and shapes. The images are simple in order to clarify the shapes and render the colors more powerfully. Her childhood was spent in Finland where basic modern forms were admired and blended with the nature-centered mysticism of the past. These influences have become intuitively central to her work. Her work has been exhibited in the South at the Gwinnett Fine Arts Center, Georgia, the Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama, the National Invitational at Brenau College at Gainsville, Georgia among others. Her awards include 2nd Place, National Invitational, Brenau College and 1st Place, Cobb Council of Art, Marietta, GA with Alan Avery, Judge.