We first visited Chrissie in her Perth studio in the late 1990s. She was an established watercolourist who had recently been awarded the Teacher’s Whisky Travel Scholarship at the RGI. The resulting trip to north Africa changed her work beyond recognition. Beautiful but very straightforward watercolours had morphed into richly textured explosions of vibrant colour, hand made paper layered onto thick oil paints. That style has become her trademark to this day. Although more likely now to paint the Fife countryside around her home than Tunisia, the visually uplifting effect of colour and wildly worked surface is as powerful as ever. A deeply positive person her character has always shone brightly through her frankly joyful paintings.