Born in Los Angeles, Chris initial interest in the interplay between art and architectural history began with a degree in Developmental Economics from U.C. Berkeley. Desiring a more creative field, he switched his focus from academics to art and went on to establish himself as one of the countys foremost illustrators. Although completely self-taught, his art career has spanned all aspects of illustration while specializing in the film industry, childrens products and childrens books. A true renaissance man, along with a degree in Economics and a successful art career, he has also successfully written and directed an award winning short film, receiving international recognition.
For the past 15 years, Chris has been widely considered one of Disneys top illustrators for print advertising, specializing in Home Video packaging. His covers range from the award winning The Lion King, to the recent Lilo and Stich and everything in between. If you own one of Disneys animated titles on VHS or DVD, Chris probably did the cover.
In the entertainment field, he has illustrated numerous movie posters which include Conan the Barbarian, Revenge of the Nerds, Coming to America, The Marrying Man, The Firm, and others. He received the Silver Medal award at The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards for the poster Eating Raoul, First Place for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Second Place for Snow White, and Finalist for Aladdin-Prince of Thieves. He also was a finalist for the prestigious Belding award. He has also shown his artwork for many years in the Society of Illustrators Annual West Coast Exhibit.
Chris has successfully displayed his art for many years at the Image Arts Gallery located in Westlake Village, California. His paintings are currently on view at the 2nd Street Cigars and Art Gallery on Gallery Row in Downtown Los Angeles. More recently, he has shown at the prestigious Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens Art Show. His art has also been featured at the celebrity filled Artists for Medicine annual auction at the Lladro Gallery in Beverly Hills, showing along side such renowned artists as Basquiat, Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha and Yoko Ono.