Size: 24"W x 12"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
“Sandals on the Stairs” won the First Place award for acrylic in the Art Guild of the Kennebunks August 2016 Art Exhibit in Kennebunkport Maine. Guy Corriero AWS, Judge of Awards, said the painting as a whole had a haunting quality that reminded him of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks.
This is Short Sands Beach in York Maine. I take a lot of reference photos all around the seacoast of Maine and sometimes you get lucky catching a moment in time that tells a story.
The frame is made out of kiln-dried douglas fir. with a black matte finish by a family-owned CA company.
Most days you will find Chris painting at his studio in Kittery Maine or out photographing seacoast subjects. His paintings are rendered in a realistic style and incorporate graphic compositions and spontaneous color interpretation. An active participant in Maine’s art community Chris exhibits in many shows in southern and mid-coast Maine. His association memberships include The Art Guild of the Kennebunks and The York Art Association. His paintings have also exhibited at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit Maine and The York Village Gallery in York Maine. A graduate of Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA, Chris operated a successful illustration and graphic design business, Artworks Visual Communication, in Massachusetts for over 25 years. Chris produced illustrations and graphic designs utilized in a variety of publications, textbooks, marketing collateral, billboards, and signage. Chris also enjoyed teaching Advertising Design and Cartooning courses at UMass Lowell.