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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Chris Davenport

Chris Davenport

Artist Work

Merica
2015
Acrylic
48x72"
Hot, Hot, Hot!
2014
Acrylic on canvas
48x72"
Shore Birds
2014
Acrylic on canvas
48x72"
M...m...Millionaire!
2014
Acrylic on canvas
48x72"
Gallery 3976
2015
Acrylic on canvas
48x72"

Artist Information

County
Anne Arundel County
Phone
4104042198
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

Back in 1992, I graduated from MICA with a BFA and a rich vocabulary of visual art skills. Unfortunately, after MICA, the real world came knocking quickly and I had to settle for a job that paid the bills and allotted me the ability to start my life in the world of other tax-paying adults. After 15 years as a office desk-jockey, the economy crashed and a higher power pushed me out the door and back into the arms of my life's ambitions...to become an Artist! I quickly picked-up the pieces of my shattered male ego and returned to school in order to chase a Masters degree in teaching. For the last four years I have been living the dream! I now teach Visual Art to middle school aged students at my childhood middle school and make artwork of my own to sell online and to local stores and boutiques! As I look back over the course of my years, and the artwork that I have created, it amazes me to see how my current style has evolved from everything and everyone I have encountered in my long, and sometimes arduous, journey to get where I am today. Everything happens for a reason and I believe that becoming an established visual artist just wasn't meant to happen to me until now!

My style of artwork could be categorized as "Pop-Op" in that I use popular imagery, from a specific theme, and combine those images together via the use of strong line-design, to create a multi-leveled optical illusion to the viewer. My original paintings are all done in Tempera to allow me to work quickly; layering my vibrant, matte colors much like the screen printing techniques I learned when I was a student at MICA during the late 80's. My paintings have also been categorized as "stain-glass" or "mosaic" in their graphic quality. Within the last two years, I have use my unique way of seeing to paint upwards to 60 works of visual art.