‘Art has never been recognition and what hangs on museum walls. It’s significance lies in the act of creating it and letting it loose to find its own way in the world’ (Page 360 Learning to See by Elise Hooper)
Chrissie is a full time artist who splits her time between the USA and the UK. She has yearly exhibitions at the Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, Florida, the next one will be for the month of December 2023. She is now a regular exhibitor at a downtown art show in Mount Dora held on the last Friday of every month from October to May and has contributed pieces for exhibitions at the Mount Dora Centre for the Arts, Jane Slivka’s Gallery in Mount Dora, the University Club in Winter Park Florida, Taveres City Hall, Florida, Tri City exhibition of Women’s Art in Lake County Florida and featured artist at the Apalach Waters Gallery in Apalachicola Florida. In the UK she has exhibited in Haddenham Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge Open Art annual show, the Black Horse in Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire and Cambridge Open Studios. Chrissie has home studios in Mount Dora Florida and Cambridgshire in the UK. In the summer she has been taking studio space at Haddenham Arts Centre and hopes to find a new studio space for the summer of 2023.
Her style is intuitive/non objective in style and is almost devoid of intention. Chrissie goes to the easel or table with no idea of what might appear. She uses no reference material and chooses a red, yellow and blue, adds a dark and a light, then embarks on creating colors, often directly onto the canvas. She then adds layers, scraping, scratching, drawing, doodling, adding washes then scraping some more until something begins to take shape and the painting decides what it wants to be. If she tries to force something it never works. If a fish or something else representational appears, its because it wants to be there and she then decides if it can stay. Finding this way of bringing things into the light is the best thing that ever happened to her.
Chrissie is currently writing a book on Intuitive art and has been interviewing emerging and established artists as part of the research phase for that. If you would be interested in being interviewed about your experience of intuition in art please contact Chrissie here.
You can also contact Chrissie if you would like to know more about her work or to buy an original piece. High quality giclees/prints and cards of all her paintings are available on request. She facilitates one hour play with paint sessions and a one to one 12 hour art mentoring programme. She also does executive coaching which can include painting sessions that bring out leadership and strategy traits in fun and exciting ways. Have a look at the art classes page on this site for more information. In addition to the above Chrissie has developed a charity project to enable beneficiaries of Charities to create art pieces that can be sold to benefit the Charities work. Details are on the ‘Painting with a Purpose’ page of this website.