About me

          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, working in various    schools under the tutelage of many inspiring artists and academicians. In 2008 I earned my MFA in tradtional painting and drawing techniques at the New York Academy   of Art,  and I continue to work with models and help run classes at the Art Students League, one of the oldest atelier styles schools here in New York City. 
          I live and work now as an artist in New York City, working towards several solo show and  continuing to hone my body of work. I am presently searching for        galleries for full time representation.  I make a living doing commissions,  portraits and murals,  selling original works,  and teaching.  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 


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