Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fat cat

"Nina" 10" x 8"

Hello again. You may have noticed that the subject in this painting is not human, although I'm sure the subject in the painting would beg to differ. This is our cat, Nina. My wife owned her for a few years before we were wed so technically she is my step-cat. Nina has been very good, patient and gentle with our three year old daughter and by that of course I mean she tolerates her presence. She is a very good cat but I have to admit we didn't always see things "eye to eye." Once Nina and I had a very strong difference of opinion as to wether or not she should be allowed to go into the backyard one Saturday afternoon. She clawed my face nearly getting my "eye" and it required a surprise trip to the urgent care desk. Since then Nina and I have made up and let bygones be bygones. We get along just fine now. On that note I'll say to our beloved fat cat, "Nina, keep up the good work." to purchase contact me @

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Hey Chris, what are you up to?"

"Summer garden" 8"x10"

"Oh.....about 5' 6". Why? How tall did you think I was?" That's my usual response whenever someone asks me that question. Today my response will be different because I've been up to a lot lately. Where do I begin? First, I can say that I've had to temporarily sacrifice the time I would have spent at my easel and devote it to working on my website. I'm happy to finally announce after weeks of sweat, tears and a few cups of coffee ( who am I kidding, I had Dunkin Donuts Coffee fed to me intravenously) my website is offically up and running. My new web address is This will feature my entire body of work. I still have alot of things to work on for the site so it is not completely finished but it can now be viewed. I also promised to regularly feature a small daily painting that can be purchased from my blog and sent directly to the buyer through my ebay page link. The above painting is now available to buy. It's in a bit of a different style from my larger works but it will help me to broaden my painting subject matter. I hope it will be the first of many more to come. Now if you'll excuse me, I must get back to my easel. See you in my next entry. click here to bid or purchase

Monday, August 31, 2009

"Hey Chris, I'm a big fan of your artwork!"


Until a year and a half ago the only time I would have heard this statement would have been within the context of the photo posted above, and since window fans don't talk I don't think I've heard that statement at all. Thankfully though things have changed, especially in the past several months. Thanks to WHITE SPACE GALLERY; I was able to gain experience as an artist with gallery representation. This led to my first solo show with Azoth Gallery in the gallery space at the New Haven Public Library. I was very surprised at how many people were willing to show up at the reception just based on the ads that were run in the local papers. People that hadn't met me or had seen my work before came because of one image they saw in the papers. That was a major confidence booster. While I was getting ready for that showing, another opportunity came along for me to show my work at the Yale School of Medicine. This also went very well as it generated a very positive response from viewers at the med school and also a sold painting. I've just finished a second show there in august which also went very well. This is one of the reasons why I started a blog to promote upcoming events concerning my work and also to sell smaller paintings through the blog, a format many artist are using lately as a means to market their work. Of course a website is essential too. Hopefully my site will be up in sept.(I'll keep you posted on that).My next entry will feature a small painting that can be purchased on line with many more to follow afterwards. Hopefully I'll be able to figure out this hightech stuff and get it to do what I want it to do. Until next time.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

You want me to paint what?!

A Walk In the Park
18 X 24

Welcome to my first blog entry. In these blogs you will see paintings that are positive and colorful. There are some in the art world who create images that are designed to shock or stir up controversy but I prefer to follow the Bob Ross line of thought "happy trees and puffy little clouds." Be assured dear viewers that I will never create images that are shocking, dark, disturbing, scary, controversial or nightmarish. Having said that; I do plan on working on a self portrait in the future and I'm sure the very idea of this many would find disturbing, scary and nightmarish but I digress. If you like to order a print of this image or purchase the original painting contact me @ FERGUSONARTIST@YAHOO.COM My website be will up soon so stay tuned for my next posting.