Chris and her husband, Frank, fell in love with Charleston when looking at colleges for their daughter. Moving to Charleston was really the impetus for Chris becoming an artist.
Creativity was always a big part of her life growing up. She was always working with fabrics, yarn, paint and chalk.
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. After painting for a year or so, she entered her first exhibit, which was held on Folly Island, SC, and she won her first ribbon. "Winning that ribbon gave me all the confidence in the world!". Since then, she has shown her work in art shows and galleries. Her works are collected across the U.S. and Europe.
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.