Inspired by the cartoons he watched after school in the early eighties, Chris rushed home to draw Dragons, Goblins, Wizards and sword fighting Barbarians. At a young age Chris discovered Dungeons & Dragons and filled his walls with character sketches and battles from the game.
“I’m constantly trying to rediscover that sense of nostalgia I had when I was a kid as I draw and paint today.” Graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2000 he ventured into illustrating the games he loved as a kid. Using his preferred medium of oil paint Chris works in the tradition of the ones who have come before him. Chris has created a look and style that he considers “stylized realism”.
Illustrating card art for the Harry Potter Collectible Card Game solidified Chris’ career path. He has since worked on some of the top Role Playing and Collectible Card Games in the industry. His work has appeared in and on the covers of Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition, Dragon Magazine, Dungeon Magazine, TOMB the board game and World of Warcraft. His work has also appeared in Imagine FX Magazine, a must have for the contemporary amateur and professional Fantasy illustrator.
Chris’ work was recently awarded “Best in Show” at the 2009 Gen Con art show, the largest gathering in the mid west for fantasy and science fiction gaming.