‘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. 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 very successful one to one or small group 14 hour art mentoring programme. 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.