Classes Taught: Pastels
Chris attained a BFA in painting and two-dimensional design from Harford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years. She has been Creative Director at numerous ad agencies and in 1986 broke off on her own to start her own company. She works with artists in that cross-over world of fine art and digital photography to teach them how to better promote themselves.
After raising four daughters, Chris returned to her passion and works in pastels and oils. She is the past President of the CT Pastel Society where she also holds Signature Artist Membership. Chris is also a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, a Master Circle Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies where she is presently the Vice President, an Elected Artist Member at Lyme Art Association, Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, and with Academic Artists of America.
Other memberships are with National Association of Women Artists, Salmagundi Club of NYC, Pastel Society of the West Coast, and numerous other art organizations.
Her painting "Red on 5th" was chosen as one of Pastel Journal's Top 100. She was juried into PaintAmerica's Top 100 Artists with shows that traveled the country for two years visiting Galleries and Museums. Chris has been published in Best of American Artists Pastel Edition, Practiqué des Arts (a French publication featuring artists from around the world), American Art Collector Magazine and was honored with the Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.
Chris and her husband David live in Central Connecticut.
“Explorations of color, texture, light and shadow are what make me love to paint. Pigments, transitions and reflections all play their part. My goal is to have my viewers fall into another world to discover what they normally wouldn’t take time to see.” Chris Ivers