Chris was born on Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. From a young age, Chris exhibited an acute sense for self-expression by drawing on any and everything his hands could reach. Ever since he could hold a crayon he’s been drawing and recording what his mind can imagine.
Comic books were his first introduction to abstract thinking and fictional storytelling. “Marvel” and “D.C.” comics were his first mentors, enlightening him to the notion of bridging the gap between reality and the cosmos. For Chris, these were gateways out of the ordinary and into the uncharted.
Chris attended Pomfret School (Pomfret, CT) in the fall of ‘99. It was there that he was first introduced to the world of paint. Chris’ instructor at Pomfret School, Mr. Brewster, not only encouraged Chris to take up painting, but he inspired him to pursue it into college and beyond.
Chris’ artistic passion was accompanied by his love for soccer and ice hockey, both of which he played in Geneva, New York at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. There he excelled athletically and academically, earning his B.A. in Studio Art (concentrated in Painting, Drawing, and Graphic Design.)
Since graduating in ‘06, Chris has gained momentum in his artistic pursuits which include painting live, commercial and residential mural work, and freelance acrylic and oil paintings. Since moving to Austin, Texas, his artwork has been featured and sited in local, national and international media outlets, from “The Austin-American Statesman,” “The Chronicle,” and “Austin Monthly” to “Newsweek” and “The New York Times”.
“Mother Earth” Mother
Verdant Berth Bearing light
Moving oceans in a sigh.
Leaves dance to your words,
These ancient truths.
All that IS rests at your touch,
The composition is dedicated to the Mother. Purple and turquoise signify royalty and virility. Yellow is a fresh, optimistic and whimsical color, three attributes that were instilled and nurtured in me by my mother. The hummingbird symbolizes levity and optimism. The bird’s feathers are the same palette as Mother’s nebula, to communicate that the bird is always home and never lost as long as it remembers the light that is always inside.