Sailboat painting in green room with plant

the ART filled life.

At a show, gallery, museum, or art event it is merely the end result of the artist work on display. In this space we want to share both the process and thoughts surrounding artistic creation. To us ART has become so much more than just a painting on a wall, or a piece of jewelry worn. Join us (and please comment) as we open up an ongoing conversation about the joy and beauty surrounding a life filled with ART.

the ART filled life.

Painting the Implied Story

Painting the Implied Story

Christopher Best

It is said that the author C.S.Lewis began the writing of his famous Narnia Chronicles with the mental image of a faun standing in the snow near a lamppost. He...

Painting the Implied Story

Christopher Best

It is said that the author C.S.Lewis began the writing of his famous Narnia Chronicles with the mental image of a faun standing in the snow near a lamppost. He...

Painting: Copying vs. Creating

Painting: Copying vs. Creating

Christopher Best

While out painting on location, I often have people approach me.  Fifty percent of the time they make a joke about me painting them into the picture. The rest of...

Painting: Copying vs. Creating

Christopher Best

While out painting on location, I often have people approach me.  Fifty percent of the time they make a joke about me painting them into the picture. The rest of...

Why Paint Outdoors?

Why Paint Outdoors?

Christopher Best

Why Paint outdoors? I get this question a fair amount. Artist, painters specifically have two means to draw inspiration from. Observation and imagination. The imagination is fed by observation. If I...

Why Paint Outdoors?

Christopher Best

Why Paint outdoors? I get this question a fair amount. Artist, painters specifically have two means to draw inspiration from. Observation and imagination. The imagination is fed by observation. If I...