Chris with Nubby and Scout
I'm a full time
artist working in a variety of mediums. I paint in oil and pastel and make
jewelry using all kinds of pearls, gemstones and leather. Many of my designs
feature my handmade buttons and pendants made of bronze, copper or silver.
rocks and minerals most of my life and have always been fascinated by their
beauty. In recent years, I've become a big fan of pearls - Freshwater, Tahitian
and South Sea. The variety is fascinating and I love adding them to my designs.
have a BA in art from the
University of South Florida, but like many artists, I spent most of my working
life doing my art "on the side" while I pursued a career in technology. Finally, I am able to devote most
of my time to my artwork. I have a beautiful art studio on my property where I
work on my paintings, metal clay, mixed media, photography and jewelry making. I
occasionally teach classes on metal clay in my studio
I have taken
classes at the Art
Students League of Denver as well as the Center For the Arts Evergreen,
Foothills Art Center and various workshops in Colorado. I'm a member of the The Art Students League of Denver,
Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of Colorado, Plein Air Artists of
Colorado, Center for the Arts Evergreen, Evergreen
Artists Association and a founding member of
Artists With Altitude.