Chrissie qualified as a Technical Illustrator from Blackpool College of Art and Technology in 1978 leading to a career working as an Illustrator in Derbyshire. Her father and uncle were art teachers and artists and her father was an enormous influence both in developing her love of nature and art. She has had her work published and displayed at the RHS at Chelsea and held exhibitions across Derbyshire.
Chrissie qualified as a teacher and has also taught art classes for the WEA to adults in venues across the Midlands. In May 2016 she moved to Isle of Man to be nearer to family and has also been able to concentrate on her artwork. She is very excited to produce artwork inspired by the Island. Having worked in many mediums throughout her career including inks, pencil and watercolour, recently she has returned creating artwork using gouache which was the first medium she ever worked with.
This year Chrissie has continued to produce bespoke pet portraits for clients both on and off Island. Her work has also been purchased by a private client for a new boutique hotel opening on Island.
Chrissies next exhibition will be held at The Engine House in November 2019.