It's a balance between realism and abstraction.

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.

Chris continues to be a graphic designer and artist living in Denver, Colorado. 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.

I try to make art that offers a bit of an escape from everyday life.

His artistic career resurrected as a creative outlet to balance the digital design work with a more tactile experience. While still holding true to his design esthetic, Chris primarily works from a digital sketch and then uses a combination of bold strokes and palette knives to build color and texture layer upon layer in a way that creates a rich diversity. He often works with bold colors on larger wood panels, usually with acrylic mediums.

When not behind a canvas, you can often find Chris crafting a new logo for a company, screen printing a new idea, or even building custom furniture. His design skills go beyond the brush.

Shows & Events

2020

The Year of COVID-19

Postponed or canceled most shows. See you in 2021.

2020

2019

Palm Springs Art Festival

Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market

Ridgway Art Festival

2019

2018

Sedona Arts Festival

Denver Arts Festival

Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market

Affordable Arts Festival

Solo Show – GRACe Studios

2018

2017

Denver Arts Festival

Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market

Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival

Breckenridge Main Street Arts Festival

Golden Fine Arts Festival

Affordable Arts Festival

2017

2016

Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market

Downtown Frisco Art Festival

Affordable Art Festival

2016

2015

Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market

Cheesman Park Art Fest

Downtown Frisco Art Festival

Affordable Art Festival

2015

2014

Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market

Art In The Park Steamboat Springs

Crested Butte Art Festival

Denver Arts Festival at Sloan’s Lake

Affordable Art Festival

2014

2013

Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market

Affordable Art Festival

Denver Arts Festival at Sloan’s Lake

2013

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