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 seacoast subjects from his studio in Kittery Maine. An active participant in Maine’s art community 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 graphic design and advertising 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. Awards: - 2017 First Place Acrylic: Portland Head Light 16”x20” Art Guild of the Kennebunks - 2017 First Place Acrylic: Sunrise at Perkins Cove 12”x16” Art Guild of the Kennebunks - 2016 Best Composition Form: Ogunquit Docks 11”x14” acrylic, Sanford Art Association - 2016 First Place: Sandals on the Stairs 12”x24”acrylic, Art Guild of the Kennebunks - 2014 Third Place: Spring Daffodils 18”x18” acrylic, York Art Association