“I try to make art that offers a bit of an escape from everyday life.”
As a contemporary artist, Chris works from life experiences as well as photography. Through a simplified approach, his artwork breaks down shapes and forms to find a balance between realism and abstraction. This gives the viewer the opportunity to create their own meaning and makes each piece uniquely personal.
COVID-19 & 2020
I look forward to the spring and summer every year. As you can imagine with the spread of coronavirus, the upcoming art festival season has been turned upside down. Understandably, many shows nationwide have been canceled or postponed. As much as I love to interact with you in person, the health and safety of others should come first.
For that reason, I have decided to focus my attention on new work for the 2021 season.
In the meantime, I have prints available for purchase and will be doing private screenings of available work on request.
Chris jokes that he originally took art classes in high school because you got a bigger locker, but soon discovered his interest in design, in particular graphic design. He would later attend and receive his BFA in graphic design from Ringling College of Art and Design in 1991.
I’ve always been drawn to this image.
Even in my teens I was intrigued by James Dean and his style. Later in life when I came across this image I quickly had a vision of how I would paint this.
Express in the Cherry Creek Mall is incorporating local artists into the new store design.
Express found these artists because a freelance art director for the store, Katie Orzeck, already had a love for the street art scene.
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