“The process is the important thing, the struggle, excitement and energy which is so much a part of the creative process can be intoxicating, some subjects become favourites contributing to my personal language and allowing me to indulge in the sheer pleasure of creating.”
— Christine Reilly
Christine Reilly is a respected and imaginative Queensland artist with nearly 30 years experience both in front and behind the canvas. Interested in art and design from childhood, Chris began painting in her twenties and went on to teach art and co-own Dabbles on Days and Nakina Fine Art Galleries in Brisbane.
Her work demonstrates a long-held love of travel, people-watching, local city scenes and beachscapes. It chronicles not only the progression of her subjects and style but also her own journey as an artist and woman.
“I strive to portray all of my characters with colour and movement- making them come alive on the canvas.”
Chris is a featured artist at major art shows across QLD and NSW. She has held a number of solo sell-out exhibitions. She has also produced a collection of seven limited edition prints from which John Sands (Aust. and NZ) and Cardsharp created a successful series of greeting cards.
She is represented widely in private and corporate collections both in Australia and overseas with her original paintings and her in-demand commissioned work.
Chris creates from her studio under the Jacarandas in Brisbane.