Text Box: Chris Pisani

A mature age artist, Chris has a fascination with the environment and a passion for colour.  Couple this with the expertise shown in her pastel work, and you have a stunning visual extravaganza.


“Look into the works and not at them”, Chris says, and you will observe in them, what you would not normally see.


Chris exhibited a natural gift for drawing coupled with a love of animals at an extremely early age.  Her  talents were put on hold for many years until she decided to return to school as a mature age student.  Achieving a perfect score in her SACE Art assessment of 1999, Chris then went on to North Adelaide School of Art to further her studies.  Leaving AIT Arts (previously North Adelaide School of Art) in 2006 in her 3rd year due to severe arthritis, Chris has continued to paint and enter exhibitions.   Her love of nature and the environment shows in her brilliant and unusual pastels, oil and acrylic paintings and sensitive watercolours.


Chris is available for commissions for private and Corporate collections,  and her work can be viewed at any time at her home at Craigmore.   (Appointment required)


Telephone:     82525597 (H)     040843297 (M)       E-mail:       maggiep007@activ8.net.au       Website:         www.theartofchrispisani.com







Art Awards:      1999          3 x 1st Prizes Gawler  Show                                                          

                                           Highest Aggregate Award Gawler Show                                       

                                           Perfect Score SACE

                                           Merit Award PWAC    

                         2000          1st Prize Gawler Show

                         2002          3rd Prize Gawler Show                                                                  

                                           Best Exhibit Gawler Show

                         2003          Merit Award Port Adelaide Rotary Art Show   

                         2008          3 x 1st Prizes Gawler Show                               

                                           Highest Aggregate Award Gawler Show

                                           Merit Award PCAC “Indulgence” Exhibition               

                         2009          Merit Award Balco Art Prize

                         2003          Gawler Show Highest Aggregate, Painting & Photography

                                           Gawler Show Best Exhibit                        

                                           Gawler Show Photography - one 3rd and two 1st prizes






Exhibitions:         2000     Balaklava Courthouse Gallery (Solo)

                            2007     “Mixed Media“ Port Adelaide

                            2008     “Amity” Joint Exhibition                                                                     

                            2005     Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

                            2007     Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

                            2009     Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

Qualifications:     1997     NASA - Semester 1 Visual Arts

                                         NASA - Semester 2 (Not completed)

                            1999     Year 12 Art - awarded Mastery of a Medium by Para West AC

                            2000     Returned to NASA - Completed Year 1 again

                                         NASA (AIT Arts) More Year 1 subjects completed

                            2004     AIT Arts - Completed Year 2

                            2005     AIT Arts - Part time Year 3 - left due to surgery


Chris’s Art Images  -  Click on title to view that image

1.     “Cactus Flower”   (Watercolour)  ©

2.     “The Mooring Post”   (Watercolour)  ©

3.     “Pride of the Past”   (Acrylic)  ©

4.     “Old Jaguars never die”   (Acrylic)  ©

5.     “SS Jaguar”   (Acrylic)  ©