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Chris Wilke - painterly approach

by Informed Collector on 9/4/2014 6:41:29 AM

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Informed Collector Recommends:
Chris Wilke

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Beautiful impressionistic works. Wilke is creative with her perspective and the painterly approach really translates these still life scenes into wonderful paintings.  

Antique Roses on Chinese Cabinet by Chris Wilke (shown below) was selected as a Finalist in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition.
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An example of fine art by Chris Wilke

Beautiful impressionistic works. Wilke is creative with her perspective and the painterly approach really translates these still life scenes into wonderful paintings.

- Informed Collector

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717 Fine Art Gallery LLC
Easton, Maryland - 4102417020




I'm an Eastern Shore native and art has always been part of my life. I kept up my interest in art by becoming a collector of works of art and antiques and about three years ago I refocused my interest in art by returning to the studio.

I worked in watercolor and graphite and currently I am focusing on oils. I devote all of my time to studying and painting and have taken numerous workshops. Currently I study principally with my mentor Louis Escobedo. I am inspired by many artists, chief among them, Louis Escobedo, John Singer Sargent and the Russian Impressionists, principally Fedor Zacharov and Sergei Bongart.

My current focus is on the immediacy and freedom of alla prima painting. I am inspired by light, color, and composition to represent a moment in time. Working predominately in still life, my creativity is driven to capture and reflect the diversity of everyday life. I take a painterly and impressionistic approach to color and light.

I had the honor recently to become a partner with Louis and his wife Yolanda at 717 Gallery in Easton, MD.

"Chris is definitely an artist to watch, from the first time I saw one of her still life paintings, I knew she was a special artist. Chris has a natural aesthetic sense that is reflected in her paintings, but also draws our attention to the artistry of ordinary objects we might not typically notice. The bands holding together a bunch of asparagus stand out in bright blue. The handle of an everyday copper vessel shines in a luminescent silver-blue. Chris's use of light and color and her loose painting style turn her subject matter, whether it is flowers, vegetables, or something utilitarian, into objects of allure and beauty." Susan Chaires, Collector

"Chris is an earnest talented artist currently focused in being the best artist she can be. She has a wonderful sense of design and composition and is focused in capturing color in all that she paints. I am anxious to see what has captured her interest and how she is going to portray what she feels on the canvas".  Yolanda Escobedo, 717 Gallery Director

"Chris has a strong sense of color, great design and composition. Her talent and innovation is to structure a painting that draws in the audience, to see what she sees." Louis Escobedo, Artist


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Brian Sherwin
These works appear to have a lovely sense of texture. I def' enjoy her painterly approach.


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