New work!

I’ve been working on this triptych for over three years (I once called it my albatross), setting it aside repeatedly to let the idea mature and overcome practical challenges. It reflects the London weather this week – hot, close and pulls the viewer in to participate in the intimacy of everyday life. It will form part of an exhibition at
Brixton East Gallery
100 Barrington Road SW9 7JF
7th -12th July
You are welcome to attend our Private View 6-9pm on Friday 7th July

Staring Out The Night

Is a work I executed especially for the exhibition

Pillow Talk at Brixton East Gallery.

It’s a touring exhibition and will only be at this gallery on the 14th and 15th March 2016.

I’m really quite excited about what I produced and would love it if you came to the Private View 6:30-9:00pm on Monday 14th March at Brixton East Gallery, 100 Barrington Rd, Brixton, SW9 7JF.

Pillow Talk: conversations with women is a SLWA-WAL project curated by Melissa Budasz, Moira Jarvis, Jasmine Pradissitto & Kim Thornton

South London Women Artists and the Women’s Art Library (WAL) are bringing together an archive of the the history of female artists’ work within a transparent dome. Inside will be the WAL art library and specially created handmade pillows by SLWA artists. The dome will offer a quiet, reflective space and time to read the titles and explore the artwork and archive inside. Visitors can contribute to the project by writing or stitching a name or sentence to form a collection of stories. The curators plan to tour the exhibition.

Lambeth Open 2015

My paintings and I will be at The Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, West Norwood, SE27 0HS during, Lambeth Open weekend – 3rd & 4th October 10am-6pm.   This event is one of my favourites. It gives me the happy opportunity catch up with my old (and young) friends and get to know new online supporters.



 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.