Chrissy produced her first etching plate in 1999 after enrolling for a printmaking course at Suffolk College and she has never looked back. It provides her with the ideal medium to express her love of drawing and tonal studies.
Subject matter is usually based on her constant fascination for trees and the Norfolk/Suffolk coastline. Often choosing a different angle for a subject she also looks for patterns and mood created by light and shadow. All this is captured on an etching plate with line and aquatint to provide the tone.
Chrissy went on to improve her printmaking skills at Central St Martin’s School, London and also Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury. She is currently a member of Sudbourne Park Printmakers based near Orford, Suffolk where she makes up her plates and teaches etching on their 2 day printmaking courses.
Her unique style has gradually been recognised and her work has been purchased for the collections of The Palace of Westminster and also Colchester & Ipswich Museums. She has also exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London, The Norwich Print Fair and in galleries throughout East Anglia.
Chrissy has a studio at her home near the Suffolk coast.