Chrissy Nickerson studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning. She also completed a one year study in Florence, Italy at the Lorenzo D’Medici Institute of Art and Design. She paints for art’s sake and takes great inspiration from her home in Canmore, Alberta.
Chrissy is represented by Elevation Gallery in Canmore. She has won awards, including the Canmore Award of Emerging Artist of the Year (2007), Mayor’s Spotlight on the Arts (2015) and has exhibited widely across Canada in both solo and group exhibitions. She teaches workshops, gives private lessons to children and adults and plays a pivotal role as an arts advocate in her local community. Several residencies in Banff and the Yukon are to her credit.
Nickerson’s vivid palette and confident brushwork have propelled her popularity in her local community. The landscapes reveal innovative techniques of interpreting our vast Alberta skies and majestic snow capped mountains.
“I paint for the sake of art, for the celebration of colour and for my own joy. Colour and bold brushwork allow me to build vivid landscape representations like rich tapestries. Onsite, in the fresh air with my colours, is a great day spent. I have a deep passion to interpret the mountains, trees and skies of the Rocky Mountains where I live, in my own unique way. The challenge of growing as an artist is constant. I have always been, and will always be, a working artist, reveling in the continued learning process.”