Chrissy Pahucki was born in Goshen, NY. She is a painter living in the Hudson River Valley. She loves nature and spends much of her summer painting en plein air. During the colder months she paints landscapes and nature studies from photographs in her studio. Using acrylics and oils, she is especially interested in the relationship between land and water and how water affects the colors, shapes and geology of landscapes.
"When I first started painting en plein air in 2005, I thought of it as something I could do for a few hours
each week to take a break from the demands of being a mother to three young children. I went out each
Sunday with a group of artists and loved the quiet challenge of trying to capture my surroundings in a
painting. Eventually I started bringing the kids with me and found they also greatly benefitted from
painting in plein air beside me. That weekly pastime evolved into participating in plein air competitions
from Maine to New Mexico. I paint mostly natural landscapes with acrylics or oils. I am especially
interested in the way water affects the geology, shape, color and vegetation of the environment. I love the
way that traveling to paint and painting to travel has become such a rewarding part of my life."
Chrissy has been a Represented Artist and Board Member of the Wallkill River School Gallery and had an annual show there from 2009 to 2015. She is also a member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Plein Air Artists Colorado, Goshen Art League and the Orange County Arts Council.