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Oil & Acrylic painting Instructor
Chris has recently come to painting as a career. He has done figurative drawings for many years. His 2D work is executed in oils, acrylic, and mixed media; and 3D work is in metals: foundry work and welding.
Prior to his new profession as a painter, Chris retired as an architect, and as a faculty member in the interior design program of several local colleges. Presently he teaches beginning painting and drawing at the Johns Creek Art Center and at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. He also is an adjunct professor at Brenau University and Gwinnett Technical College.
Chris’s philosophy of art is it should be more than a picture. It should entice the viewer to participate, consider the possibilities. His figurative work, he calls figure scapes, are sections of the human form. Frequently the images appear at first to be landscapes which evolve into the figurative.
Chris received a bachelor’s degree from University of Miami, 1968, Math major, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1976, Science major; and a masters degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, 1978, Architecture. He has taken workshops with: Daniel Greene, 1994; Clayton Beck III, 2005; Marc Chatov, 2006, Chris DiDomizio, 2007 and 2009; Jim Carson, 2008; Bill Davidson, 2008; and Damon Carter, 2009. He has also attended classes and workshops at the following schools: New York Students Art League, New York, NY; D’Amici Art School, Florence, Italy; Spruill Art Center, Dunwoody, Ga; Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA; Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago, Il; Ringling College of Art and Design, Little Switzerland, NC.
Chris is a member of the Atlanta Artists Center, Southern Colors, and Kudzu Art Zone, presently interim chair of the managing council for Kudzu Art Zone; and member emeritus of the American Institute of Architects. He maintains his registration license as an architect in Georgia and Florida.