Chrissy Pahucki was born in Goshen, and grew up next door to her grandparent’s dairy farm. As a kid, she loved nature and would wander the farm, which bordered the Wallkill River. In school, she’d purposely sit near the windows so she could watch the birds hop around in the maples, or the clouds rolling by, while keeping one ear on teachers. Every summer she went camping in the Adirondacks with her family. As a result, the farms and the woods have never left her artwork.
Since her Kindergarten teacher remarked on her artistic talent, Pahucki has been hooked on art. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Buffalo State College and a Masters Degree in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. She’s been teaching art for 11 years, the last 8 of those at Goshen Middle School. She shares her energy and artistic talent with her students, pushing them hard to compete and succeed in many art competitions.
Pahucki has been painting en plein air with the Wallkill River School for four seasons. Painting outside is the perfect blend of nature and art for her. She paints landscapes and nature studies in both acrylics and watercolors. Pahucki’s paintings are found in numerous local homes, and beyond.