ABOUT THE Paintings
Though I still create sculpture, the exhilaration of painting makes my heart pound.
My WATERSCAPE, STAR SERIES, ART OF PARTNERSHIP paintings are mostly abstract or impressionistic.
I love abstract painting because it’s free and exhilarating...there are no maps!
My favorite style is loose brush, thick paint, multiple layers and bold colors.
I might use a symbol to anchor the painting to something real, while keeping the rest of the painting loose and abstract.
I tend to work fast, stream of consciousness, often using my hands to sculpt with paint.
My NIGHTSCAPE Paintings have become my passion project.
I am lovingly commemorating dive bars, theaters and other iconic landmark buildings that speak of simpler times.
Most are realistic, have an acrylic under-painting and some are finished with oil.
TRAVEL SKETCHING AND EXPLORATIONS— I really get to know a place by sketching or painting during my travels.
I will be co-teaching a travel sketching and painting class in Sorrento Italy, April 1-5, 2019 —(NOW FULL)
Also a Fall Class is forming for Rome IT, 2019 (date TBD). Contact me if you are interested!
Stay tuned for updates here and on my upcoming krisbrewerart and Chipkin-Brewer Art Facebook page.
LIFE DRAWING AND ARTIST’S SALONS—I have these from time to time based on interest. Let me know yours!
COMMISSIONS: I am happy to create a painting for and with you. I will need 3-6 months to complete a commission.
Please contact me if you are interested.
ABOUT THE SCULPTURES
I consider sculpture "The Art of Gravity."
Most of my Outdoor Sculptures, were inspired by nature, geometric designs or mythological themes.
I use metal, wood, cement, resin and sand to wrap around welded metal frames.
Art imitating Life, I work hard to create “strong foundations,” using layers of cement and metal to withstand wind, rain, and the unpredictable public.
In my Figurative Sculpture Gallery, I explore the concepts of spirituality and inter-connectedness with my life-size Passion Series.
I studied mold-making extensively and created my own method of casting courageous colleagues bodies, then finished the work with layers of resin.
Most of my Figurative or Outdoor sculptures come with a light source and "light up from the inside"--intriguing by day, a warm glow by night.
Finally, my light-weight cement Abstract Sculptural Paintings were created by casting cement in wooden molds. After curing several days the mold is pulled off and I finish each piece with paint or leave "as is".
Because of the relief and three-dimensionality of each piece, lighting from different angles creates drama and shadow play.
TO CONSIDER FOR SCULPTURAL COMMISSIONS--
Lighting dramatically changes each piece.
All sculptures can be made weather-proof for outdoor use.