Chris has lived in Noosa for 20 years and Is an eclectic painter of many genres and in many mediums. She works from her home studio in Sunrise Beach surrounded by a native garden – the National Park – with its inspiring environment and the sound of breaking waves.

Chris is an experienced, professional artist and teacher with professional qualifications in the Arts, Teaching and Graphic Design. Her work is held in private collections all over the world. 

Experimentation has always been primary in her painting practice. Currently the spontaneous effect of water and pigment inspires her daily painting pursuits. The immediacy of watercolour and its quick results allows time each day at some time to paint no matter how hectic the day may be.

 Chris’  favourite genres are landscapes including the sea, native flowers, flowers and abstracts. Plein air painting or sketching is an essential activity providing material to be explored back in the studio and developed into larger works – often painted in oils with a palette knife. This allows the painted surface to be built up with luscious layers of pigment adding depth to her paintings.

Chris Hobel

I like to bring happiness to the viewer and I am driven by an innate love of colour and design.

All Chris’ artworks are for purchase in our online shop and prices include delivery anywhere in Australia.


Red Roses
Vase of Blue Flowers
Native Flower Frenzy


First Point
James McCann Lookout
Summer Showers
Noosa Sunrise
Tea Tree Bay
Coolum Rocks


Cooloola Spring
Reef Walking
Bare Limbs and Trunks

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