After graduating from the Wellington School of Design in the late eighties, figurative artist Crispin Korschen began her career as a free lance illustrator. During the nineties she lived in Kenya, returning to New Zealand and the Kapiti Coast in 2000, and to painting in 2003.
Crispin's paintings have a unique quirky quality which people cannot help responding to. Amusing and often powerful metaphors are illustrated by figures in a simplified landscape. This very simplicity, with her use of colour and paint texture, strengthens the emotions and ideas in each art work.