about the artist
Christopher Green was born in Queens, NY. As a young child he began drawing. During high school, he realized art was his passion and wished to pursue it as a career. After earning his diploma, Chris attended the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore where his craft evolved and unique artistic skills developed. After graduating with a BS in Fine Arts, Chris relocated to Norfolk, Virginia where he currently resides today. Chris has been featured in a number of local art shows and has various paintings displayed in businesses throughout Hampton Roads.
Chris’s main focus is portraits of extraordinary people expressed with bright colors. To capture the raw emotion in a portrait, Chris's technique of combining contrasting colors and saturated colors using acrylic paint on canvas brings everything to life. This inspiration comes from life and emotions. It has been heavily influenced by artists such as Rembrandt, Ernie Barnes, Brionya James and Basquiat.