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2018 Shows and Events: * Art Gallery Napa Valley - On 1st Street in Downtown Napa * Yountville Art, Sip, and Stroll - April 28th * The Westin Verasa Hotel - Napa - Art in Music Exhibit. May 15th - Aug 15th. * COPIA - Napa - July 6th - June 1 * Open Studios Napa Valley - September 22-23-29-30

About


About
•As a self-taught, intuitive artist, Chris formally began his creative career as a commercial artist at the age of 20 working in San Francisco for a National design company where he created graphic materials for some of the Nation’s top companies.

•Shifting lives gears, he ventured away from the art scene to focus on his Master’s degree in Leadership. Art imitates life, or life imitates art, either way, the human element became a profound inspiration in his future work.  

•At the age of 32, feeling the pull, he again embarked on his artistic exploration. As with most artist’s, the need to create is a powerful one. It never leaves you. This time, setting his own terms, Chris launched his own company.
He accelerated his commissioned art pieces, created graphic works for National Car and Motorcycle shows and organizations, designed logos, and a host of other business related design imagery and marketing for commercial use. He has sold illustration rights and has been published in several national magazines.

•Now, 25 years later, Chris creates his original works for the pure pleasure of creating and sharing his art with others. He works in Original Acrylics, Mixed Media, and Digital.

•Chris’ work can be found in businesses and in the homes of art collectors, musicians, friends, and your neighbors.  His works are also on display at Art Gallery Napa Valley. Besides his art, he is also a musician, and an avid sailor who has an innate passion for the sea. Chris resides in Napa, CA and is a life-long Bay Area resident.







F.A.Q


Can I commission a piece?

This is a good question. As an artist, inspiration is the muse. Some requests can be honored and others cannot. The subject matter is very subjective to creativity.

What is a Limited Edition?

These are a limited number of creations on high archival quality canvas using a Giclee process. After printing to canvas, each piece is hand textured and colored to support movement and feel of the subject. Each Limited Edition will be hand signed and numbered. There will be no additional hand worked copies of the piece once a Limited Edition had run it's course. Only three to five people will have creations hand colored and textured depending on the edition run. limited edition A fixed number of copies printed, usually individually numbered and signed by the artist, e.g. 3/25, indicating that this is the third impression from an edition of 25 copies. Plates are often defaced or destroyed when the edition is complete to prevent later printing. The size of the edition affects market value.

What is a Giclee?

ABOUT GICLEE PRINTING The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "Giclee" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt". In giclee printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting. giclée (zhee-clay) n. 1. a type of digital fine-art print. 2. Most often associated with reproductions; a giclée is a multiple print or exact copy of an original work of art that was created by conventional means (painting, drawing, etc.) and then reproduced digitally, typically via inkjet printing. First use in this context by Jack Duganne in 1991, Los Angeles, California The Term : The term  "Giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The Giclee printing process provides better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction. Archival quality ensures that the prints are light-fast and non water soluble. The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Colour to 12-Colour ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Colour ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.

I want a print, but not a Limited Edition, can I do that?

Most pieces can be reproduced in a variety of ways. However, some images were designed with a specific end result in mind. The best way to determine your options is to contact us directly via our contact page. We'll be happy to provide you with the artwork that moves you.

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  • Napa, CA, United States