What's your relationship to Kingston?
I have lived in Moorabbin for over 10 years now. My art studio used to be my garage, now I work from Le Studio Art Space, Mordialloc.
I am a painter, mostly in oils but through COVID I have been trying acrylics.
Describe your art or craft practice
The main themes of my work is connection and interaction with time and place.
Chris Aspland completed her Diploma of Visual Arts through Box Hill TAFE, 2013 with a major in Painting. Her work is mostly themed around people, personal interactions and community connections. She works from real life and photos and tries to inject a sense of fun and nostalgia into her artwork.
Chris had her first solo show in August, 2017. She was a finalist in Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, 2017, 2018. She participated in group shows with Leah Mariani, 2018 and Christine Lewis in 2020. Her work is represented in private collections internationally and Australia wide.
do you have a favourite artist or artwork?
John Brack for his representation of everyday life, David Hockney because of his work ethic and his attitude to life and Sarrita King, the first young female indigenous artist I have met. Also, the many local artists who work hard at their practice and don’t get the recognition they deserve.
How has the current situation changed your approach to making art?
My studio is outside my 5 km radius and most of my materials are at the studio, so I am just using what I have here. Mostly I have been drawing and creating mixed media work and a couple of small paintings.
Whatare you looking forward to after the pandemic?
Returning to my studio, going to galleries, being with like minded creative people.