Events & Updates

June 6, 2019

I’m so excited to be one of three kiwi artists chosen as part of this wonderful ad campaign for Avis Australia and New Zealand called ‘The Art of Discovery’.  I was sent to Banks Peninsula for a week to explore the area and then create three pieces for the Campaign. Akaroa Heritage Park, Okains Bay Lagoon and Le Bons Bay are all currently being used on billboards at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch International Airports.

January 31, 2019

Opening 27 Jan – 3 March 2019   /   A Selection of work from 2015 – 2018  

Incorporating drypoint prints, large watercolour botanical illustrations, figurative mixed media collages and large landscape paintings.

January 23, 2019

Had a great time at the PCANZ Summer School held at Ara Institute here in Christchurch.  I really enjoyed learning a new skill with a bunch of awesome ladies.  Here are a few images from the workshop.

October 7, 2017



These abstracts were commissioned through Bev at Art Box Gallery in Papanui and are now with their new owners.

July 20, 2017

Pieces ready for Christchurch Art Show.  ‘Entanglement’ sold on opening night!


July 20, 2017

Monoprints based on the critically endangered Black Stilt.

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October 28, 2015

Some images from the opening of ‘Pulse of the Land’ and ‘Limbs’ at Arts in Oxford Gallery 17 November 2015.  I’m excited to be sharing the gallery space with two great ceramicists who’s work really compliments the walls.  This is four months of intense work for me, so a great feeling of achievement to see it hung and looking great.  Plus, a big thanks to the wonderful volunteers at the gallery. oxford_back wallsafe harbour wth ruths potsfront of gallery

May 2, 2015

bersani commission I was very lucky to recently be asked to do a commission by Fiona and Peter Bersani of their much loved family batch at French Farm which was on the market at the time. So there was some responsibility to capture the elements that were important to them as a reminder of this special place. It was a pleasure to do and included a lovely weekend spent at the house with a friend soaking up the atmosphere and taking photos of course! This is the result…

April 26, 2015

opening, wth Paul & CarolMy first solo exhibition is now open at the Chambers Gallery, Rangiora Library. Entitled Peninsula, Figures in the Landscape it encompasses work from Little Akaloa, Okains Bay and Quail Island looking back to the Port Hills and Lyttelton and plays with some new techniques incorporating charcoal, wax, inktense sticks and acrylic paint. Check it out if you are in Rangiora – it runs until the 28th May.

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December 5, 2012

Hi all…thought I would update you on my latest piece which is currently out at Oxford for their December show leading up to Christmas.  This one has a strong feeling of movement, particularly in the sky and plays on the tension between the mountain apex and the moon.  It has a feeling of ascension with the zig zagging lines leading you upward.  I’ve included a closeup of the bottom section which is painted really loosely using watercolour techniques. Hope you like it.

Cheer Kris

October 16, 2012

The other piece I’ve just finished completes the series on Kaikoura and is called Resting Places.  It’s a softer and more reflective piece than my other painting ‘pearls’ which is bursting with colour.  Resting Places has a nice feeling of movement to it with the still pools of water the focal points.  It is available from Bryce Gallery on Riccarton Road.

October 16, 2012

I have a couple of new pieces at Arts on Oxford at the moment for their Te Wai Pounamu exhibition of South Island landscape artists.  Both pieces are scenes from the Arthurs Pass region and I’ve gone for quite a monochrome palette focusing on the mood and textures of the area.  The larger of the two is called Ice and is of Lake Lyndon mid winter.  I’ve explored a new technique using plastic wrap to help create the ice texture and it’s been really successful.


April 12, 2012

I use an interesting technique that enables me to paint in a watercolour style on canvas. This involves applying a molding paste base that creates an absorbent surface which the fluid acrylics can bleed and flow on. It also creates some interesting textures which show through in the finished works, giving them an ‘alive’ quality.

You can see some of the underlying texture in these photos, which are sections from one of my latest paintings called Gale. It is perfect for this style of painting, which also involves masking out areas and over-painting them to create the leaf textures.
If you are interested in seeing this painting in the flesh you can view it at the Oxford Gallery, on the Main Street of Oxford township. It is part of a group exhibition running for the month of May 2012.

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