Di Crisp

I share a home on the South Coast of New South Wales with my husband Steve, various children and two little dogs.

I have been painting in oils for many years, always in response to the stage of my life and the environment around me. Having lived in Melbourne, Bondi, Kangaroo Valley and now here on the coast, my work has been varied and constantly evolving. Perhaps partly because of the changes that Covid had brought to all our lives I am finding a new freedom and a sense of exploration in my paintings. They have almost become a way of travelling and exploring by using my imagination, colour and space. Skies are bigger, colour is more vivid and stories are being expressed in the landscapes that develop on my easel.

The animal portraits that I enjoy painting in between are a way of bringing some discipline back to my work and some sense of tradition in the style.