Chris and her husband, Frank, fell in love with Charleston when looking at colleges for their daughter. Moving to Charleston was really he impetus for Chris becoming an artist.
Creativity was always a big part of her life growing up. She was always working with fabrics, yarn, embroidery thread, paint and chalk. She made a lot of their two daughters clothes, reupholstered chairs and couches, and wallpapered most of the house!
Several years after moving to Charleston, SC, Chris signed up for an oil painting class. That's when she fell in love with painting! It was an immediate connection. A year after that she entered her first exhibit, which was held on Folly Island. "I won a ribbon! I was hooked!" After that she won a few other awards, but then she won a First Place at an exhibit in Mt. Pleasant, SC. "That's when I quit entering exhibits. It's too nerve-wracking; you are pitted up against all these other great artists! I prefer to have my work shown in galleries".
Presently, Chris is represented by 'Fine Art at Baxter's' in New Bern, NC., and also by Irene Morah in Greenville, SC. For the past twelve years she has been a juried artist exhibiting her work at Piccolo Spoleto's "Art in the Park" at Marion Square in Charleston, SC.