Chrissie is a self-taught artist from Newfoundland who has called Fredericton her home since 1997.
Constantly surveying her days and natural surroundings for artistic inspiration, Chrissie is keenly aware of opportunities where she may help others and make a difference. She believes that in the end, no matter what you have or don’t have, that you can always change someone’s day or even life through your actions. To that end, her realistic and yet often whimsical paintings of trees and animals, the sky and landscape reach into the playful, the childlike, and the beautiful, all with intention of adding just a bit of light to peoples’ daily lives.
In recent years Chrissie has had her paintings exhibited at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery, the Gallery Connexion Annex Gallery, and the Fredericton Public Library.
In 2015 Chrissie illustrated the children’s book Bedda-bye Maritime Rhyme, written by Beth Weatherbee, and published through the University of New Brunswick’s Born to Read program. In 2017 Chrissie illustrated her second Born to Read children’s book, Chicka-chicka Chickadee, written by Kyla Brewer.
Chrissie is currently working on a new book with Nimbus Publishing and Vagrant Press "So Imagine Me" written by Lynn Davies due to be released summer 2020
Since 2008 Chrissie has contributed to Isaac’s Way Restaurant’s silent art auctions, whose aim it is to sponsor underprivileged children in education in the arts.
Through her business The Art Hatchery, Chrissie has taught art programs to school-age children, teens, and adults, in collaboration with her husband Paul.