Final painting for Urban Art Festival this weekend.  Come and see ME (and 199 other artists) on Josephine Avenue Brixton London SW2.  Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be there come rain come shine.

Urban Art 2015

I will be there!  11th & 12th July, Josephine Avenue, Brixton, SW2, London. Find me at 42J with my recent works.  It is my favourite event of the year.  It’s where artists, friends and visitors come together for an inspiration of creativity and opportunity.  It’s a 2 day street party! Join us and most important come and say hello to me.

Death and Transition

DEATH AND TRANSITION is a compelling, funny, poignant and luscious look at the role of death in our lives.  On until May 1st atGabriel Fine Art – just near St Thomas Hospital. So be quick, get down there.

You Wormed Your Way Into My Heart – Chrissy Thirlaway

Gabriel Fine Art Gallery, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo, London SE1 7LG.
Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm.  Free admission.

Wake up!

The days are lengthening and life is breaking out all over.  Ironically my work seems to be moving through a look at death and it’s role in our culture.  My pieces addressing the meaning of loss in Finders Keepers Losers Weepers were praised by cultural, artistic and academic critics – very exciting.
Now for my next  contribution and my next exhibition.
Death And Transition is a South London Women Artists collaborative exhibition looking at – well – death and transition.

I don’t yet quite understand my piece ‘You Wormed Your Way Into My Heart’ – I am by turns amused, angry, fearful. Come along.  I’d like to know what you think.

Finders Keepers Losers Weepers

My composite work CONSEQUENCES is showing at the dynamic exhibition Finders Keepers Losers Weepers at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL 4th November 2014 – 28th February 2015.  Open daily 10am-5pm. Free admission.

Finding something I experience it, it affects my life. I can take, it, restore it, pass it forward, leave it.  It can be enabling, threatening, life changing.  Once I have found I can never undo the finding and I carry the responsibility. Losing happens when possession, the power over, control is in play.  It creates want.

Consequences is an expression of my attempts to complete the memory of unplanned Finding and Losing events in my recent past.

Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions

What an inspiring creation

Sunday is day three of our ten day collaborative drawing at The Albany Theatre in Deptford. It’s a free event,  lots of free parking, COME AND HAVE A LOOK!
Here are some images of the 5.1 x 1.8 m canvas as at Saturday evening. Watch it grow.

Lambeth Open Studio Weekend

I will be showing new paintings from my ‘curtain’ series along with my ‘one chance’ drawings at The Portico Gallery 23a Knights Hill, West Norwood SE27 0HS.
The Gallery will host over 30 artists in its fascinating old theatre space. Meet the artists and seek out that special picture for your walls.  There are drawing workshops and demonstrations .
PV 6-8pm Saturday 4th.

Can’t Draw! Enrolment deadline

This six week radical skill training will enable you to draw accurately and realistically.
For further details about the course content and to see what students do, go to  The commitment is six half-day Saturdays – a total of 30 hours tuition.  The course fee is £200 – not much for a lifelong skill that will also enhance your appreciation and understanding of art and the world around you!  To book, all you need to do is email me

PS. I am so sure that if you can see well enough to drive and you can hold a pencil to write your name YOU CAN DRAW.  if you follow the course and at the end have not made a profound change in your drawing skills then I am happy to refund your fees.  What a money-back-guarantee!

Life at the Portico

The Portico Gallery 23a Knights Hill West Norwood SE27 0HS offers three-hour evening Life Drawing sessions on Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm.  The fee is £20/session – regulars can take advantage of our loyalty discount – every 7th attendance free.  In a serene dedicated studio environment with a great atmosphere (and it’s own kettle for tea!), I offer tutoring on request and our great team of male and female models.

4th September we kick off with focus on tone and the dramatic effect of lighting.  Over the Autumn we’ll look at contrasting monochrome and colour as well as anatomy and personal style.

We provide easels, drawing boards and clips, and while we keep a basic supply of paper (A2 and A1) and pencils, erasers, charcoal,  I do suggest that you bring your own favoured materials.

We welcome life drawers on a drop-in basis it is very helpful to me if you can email or text me to let me know so I can prepare the studio.

If you would like to know more about Life at The Portico Gallery you can email or phone on 07967018514.