Chrissy Dwyer is a contemporary Acrylic Painter living in Brisbane Australia. She is a qualified Visual Arts Teacher with a Graduate Diploma of Education. Currently working as an art teacher, previously she was the Education & Professional Development Coordinator at Flying Arts Alliance Inc. Dwyer participated in her first group show with Brisbane Artsworkers Collective, Hatch, at Graydon Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane in November 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Creative Industries in 2009 and Diploma of Visual Arts in 2007. During this time of study she was a management committee member for Artist-Run-Initiative, Cell Arts Space for 18months, and volunteered with arts organisation, Arts Nexus for 12months, while living in Cairns.
She exhibits frequently in group exhibitions and competitions. Chrissy has her work selected as a finalist in the Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Award in 2016 and 2015, the Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards in 2014 and 2013, and Queensland Regional Art Awards and Boarder Art Prize in 2011. Dwyer has had a few demonstration and feature articles published in Artist Palette in 2010, Australian Artist Magazine and Fine Art and Decorative Painting magazine in 2012 and 2011.
Her style is Impressionistic in colour and brushstroke. She explores the use of texture in her work often as she enjoys the use of the palette knife to create painterly paintings. Her aim is to capture the essence of the subject matter. Though Chrissy is a passionate acrylic painter, she also loves dabbling in other media for play and experimentation. Occasionally she will use; ink and gouache, and chalk pastels or printmaking techniques.