Gazing across Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown is always inspirational. No matter the time of day or night, or the weather conditions, the play of light is captivating as the surface colours of the lake change: brilliant blues to grey greens to inky darks. My painting depicts the light mid afternoon as the clouds fall gently over the snow capped mountains. A small boat had disturbed the water breaking the depth of shadow from the southern shoreline and the sun had intensified the reflection of the blue sky in the distant water. I held my breath in this moment in time.
About the Artist
Chrissie Lloyd studied with Pamela Fairburn, a noted Sydney watercolourist and also with the late Arthur James, an artist of international repute in life drawing. For six years Chrissie studied portraiture both in oils and charcoal with renowned portrait artist Yve Close, also life drawing and sculpture with Alan Somerville for four years.
Chrissie has attended many workshops and tutorials with well known Australian & New Zealand artists including Bernhardine Mueller (master printmaker) and Patrick Carroll (multi-award winning Australian landscape artist) whose approach in both the physical and spiritual sense has influenced my use of acrylic and the way I “feel and see” the landscape. No matter how widely I travel the Australian landscape has my heart.