About me / commissions / works for sale

          I grew up in Virginia where I developed a taste for painting and playing music.  In 2006 I moved to New York to study anatomy and the figure, earning my MFA in traditional painting and drawing techniques in 2008, from the New York Academy of Art.  I have worked under the tutelage of many inspiring artists and academicians, honing my skills and also assisting and teaaching,  for  twelve years, at the Art Students League of New York, one of the oldest atelier style schools here in New York City.  I won the Xavier Gonzales and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant in 2017, and I was able to travel and study for 5 months, in Europe and the whole of Spain. 
         I am now living and working as an artist  and teacher in New York City, working towards solo shows and  continuing to hone my body of work. I am presently searching for gallery representation, and I am fully available  to show most of the work presented on this web page.

                  I am also available for hire; for  portraits,  commissions,  old master copies,  erotica, murals and old master copies.  Most of the works on the website are for  sale. If you are interested in purchasing an existing piece,  hiring me for a commission,  or getting in touch for any reason,  I would be happy to hear from you. ~


     Senor Chris 


  Contact information ~


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      clopjr @yahoo.com