Subject Tags: contemplative, acrylics, painting, ink, insects, sunlight, meditative, lonelyness, colorful, nature, rainy, rain, contemporary landscape, landscape, sycamore, treescape, trees, umbrellas, woman, girl
Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
The Umbrella Girl was inspired by the exceptionally wet spring in Philadelphia. The full series of umbrella artwork began as simple ink drawings. This piece, the most recent of the umbrella series, combines the simplicity of the ink drawings and the activity of color.
Umbrella Girl And The Sycamore Trees is framed with a black floating frame, revealing the entire wood panel. The frame is sharp, simple, and effective. The piece will arrive in a well packaged box and ready to hang.
Chris is a professional artist with an emphasis in paint and ink. His creativity and interest in design began as a child in Wyoming where he was encouraged to submit artwork to local art and craft competitions. He studied art and architecture at the University of Wyoming and would later return to school to complete his Bachelors Degree in Fine Art at the University of Colorado at Denver. Soon after receiving his BFA, he exhibited landscapes and still-life paintings for a solo show at the Grand Salon in Denver. He moved to Philadelphia in 2004, where he displayed paintings and drawings at numerous venues, including a solo exhibit in 2005, titled "Ink & Paint" at Benna's Cafe. He also gained Best-In-Show in 2006, for a submission to Afif Gallery's themed exhibit, "Booze Stories." Chris has been working as a PGA golf professional in New Jersey and Maryland for the last decade. Most recently, his focus has transitioned back to his artwork and collaboration with his wife and two boys. Chris has an upcoming solo exhibit during the month of November 2016, at Gryphon Cafe (Wayne) in Pennsylvania. Chris' art can be found in private collections in nine states across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.