33 x 21
Won first place in "Inspiration" the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center show July 1 - August 29th, 2014. This piece was also chosen for exhibit at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont in 2015. Kris met Dave on a path through the desert in Tucson one morning when a coyote pack crossed their path. Dave was an actor in the movie “Tombstone”.
Gullah Basket Weaver
27 x 34
Charleston low country’s premiere basket weaver has had her baskets displayed in the Smithsonian Institute.
Dances with Waves
40 x 32
Juried 1st place winner at Art Center Manatee Fall 2016. Jacksonville, Florida.
The Unmistaken Child
26 x 16
Special thanks to Robin Smilie Photography and the Monastery in Bhutan for granting rights to paint this remarkable child. Robin met this child while on tour in Bhutan. The child is the 5th grandson of the Ura Lama and thought by many to be the reincarnate of an important 16th century Lama. Unable to make the trip to Bhutan Kris was led to paint this child. Because this work is not from Kris’ original photograph The Unmistaken Child is in the artist’s permanent collection and not considered an original.
28 x 25
This piece was selected by the jury for exhibit in the 2014 Pastel Society of America 42nd Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance. The jury carefully viewed and considered each anonymous image in a field of 1,222 submissions. They were limited to selecting fewer than 180 works for inclusion. Background: Sam is a much loved somewhat homeless man in Micanopy, Florida and we were most happy to tell him that he would be hanging amongst many accomplished pieces in New York City.