Chris enjoys spending time with nature, whether it’s hiking in the Georgian Bay area or in Banff and British Columbia, or just relaxing outdoors. It was not until working with fabric while learning to quilt, that she discovered she could create realistic scenes using small pieces of fabric. Chris has been working with fabric for approximately 10 years now, starting with small wall hangings and gradually teaching herself how to create realistic landscape art.
When viewed from a distance Chris’ art looks like a painting, people are encouraged to come closer to see that is done with fabric. Most people are amazed when they realize it is all done with small pieces of fabric that are carefully layered, stitched and stretched on canvas. While there are several textile artists in the area Chris’ art is still considered unique in the way that it is done.