Featured Work


self portrait
Christine Thery was born and raised in Hong Kong of mixed Russian, French and Welsh descent. She completed a 4 year degree course at Winchester College of Art where she received her B.A. with first class honours.

On receipt of her degree Christine returned to Hong Kong to live on the outer islands in traditional villages. She became involved in a rural farming project as a photographer, photo journalist, illustrator and artist. Whilst there Christine exhibited mainly drawings in pencil, charcoal and ink.

Christine moved to England and began working as an etcher. Subsequently Christine and her husband moved aboard a boat complete with etching press and sailed to the Caribbean and the USA.

Before setting off they first visited Heir Island. A few years later they returned to Heir Island to live. Christine started working on etchings and oil paintings of the islands and island life.

Christine’s work has documented many aspects of West Cork and its islands, the people, buildings, landscapes and seascapes. In time her work will be a remarkable reminder of many dimensions of life in West Cork that sometimes go unnoticed, yet are very special and captivating.

Christine has had solo shows of her paintings at the Morris Gallery in Skibbereen every year since 2002.

Her work can be found in many collections both private and public. Most recently she had four of her paintings included in a new collection for the Graduate Medical School in the University of Limerick and one of Christine's large oil paintings is now owned by the Cork Opera House.

2017 Exhibitions of Christine's Work

Making Hay - Solo Show at the Blue House Gallery, Schull
Opening night Friday 18 August running till 6 September

I will also have work in the Blue House show at The Old Bottling Plant during Skibbereen Arts Festival from 28 July to 6 August.

And I will be included in the West Cork Creates show at the O'Driscoll building, Levis' Quay in Skibbereen, from 5 August to 17 September.

Examples of new work are shown below:

making hay01

'Making Hay'   Size : 91 X 122 cms  Oil on Canvas

islanders view01

'An Islander's View' Size 80 X 100 cms  Oil on canvas


summer madness01

'Summer Madness'  100 X 120 cms  Oil on canvas