Description As I was painting the ivy on this painting, I 'happened' to be listening to 'The Garden' by Kari Jobe. As I put the strokes of paint to form the ivy, her beautiful words completely took hold of my heart:'Faith is rising up like Ivy Reaching for the lightHope is stirring deep inside memaking all things right'It's just like God to show up in the midst of doing what we love to speak His ever-loving kind, encouraging and comforting words to us in ways that are so deep and overwhelming.
Chris Brandley, Keller Member Since October 2008 Artist Statement Being the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Chris grew up all over the world. Her family dove into the different cultures, and frequented galleries and museums everywhere they went. Chris was particularly drawn to the Impressionist painters, and how they painted everyday life scenes, capturing light and using color in expressive ways. In 1977 her family moved to Holland, where the breath-taking beauty was etched into her memories. The experiences she had all over Europe play an instrumental part in her current work.
One of Chris’s passions is teaching adult and teen workshops in the United States as well as abroad. In 2019 she will conduct workshops in Texas, Florida, as well as 3 retreats in Tuscany, Italy. Ms. Brandley recently returned from teaching a group in South France.
Her work has been used in television backdrops and documentaries, and some of her paintings have been licensed to international companies for use on their products. You can find her most recent license of her painting “First Snow” on Christmas tins filled with popcorn at “Big Lots” stores throughout the United States and Canada.
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