About the artist:
Many artists are attracted to art from an early age . . . not me! I took it up much later in life. After flunking art in grade school, I waited until 48 years young to let a wild hair take hold and sign up for a watercolor class. I blame (thank) local artists Chris Walling and Laura Gable for getting me started. Anywho, by the third of ten lessons, I was hooked.
I love working in watercolors because of their fluidity and unpredictability. I often begin a piece with no plan in mind. My best results are when I get out of my own way and let the painting happen through me.
Since that fateful day in November 2006, Chris' vibrantly colored, atmospheric watercolors have been selected for display at several juried shows. Her works have also been auctioned at charity events both here in Tri-Cities and in Aiken, South Carolina. Her most exciting moment to date was being published in the January, 2010 issue of The Artists Magazine, as one of the winners of their annual competition, Abstract/ Experimental category.