Chrissie McLaughlin

Chrissie is an Australian artist currently living between the Daintree Rainforest National Park & Port Douglas in the FNQ.

She credits a lifetime of travel and the pursuit of an artistic lifestyle as her constant school of learning.

As inspiration, Chrissie uses her life in the tropics, her memories of travel and experiences around the world.

Chrissie’s main body of work has consisted mostly of commercial and private commissions, exhibiting in several group exhibitions and galleries.

Current Work

Chrissie is having fun creating her own paint from pigments that she grinds down by hand and then mixes it to her own consistency and hue. The pigment colour depth and purity best interpret the visual idea of her work.

She also paints water colours in the field to capture composition, light, and colour to take back to the studio for oil and acrylic paintings.

During this process, she discovered that water colour paintings embrace structural simplicity that only water colour can, in its primitive form.

After Chrissie co-founded in the ’90s a cooperative gallery space called “Painters and Collectors” (which supported and promoted young artists living and working in the area), she now runs “Art in Transit Port Douglas” and artist workshops from her guest house in Cape Tribulation, Daintree National park.

All her work is available as a print reproduction.