Born in Wyoming, Reid Christie graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wyoming in 1981. He has been painting on a full-time basis for nineteen years. He was named the 2008 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Artist of the Year and National Cattlemen’s Association Artist for four years. His works are held in numerous private and museum collections including the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Christie and his wife, Ginger, live in Cody, Wyoming.