Another of Kris'
passions is painting and drawing. While this has fallen to
back burner in recent years, he
to paint on different materials. In the past he has
painted skin drums, skins,
buffalo robes, canvas, paper, and various other surfaces.
Subjects tend to be of wildlife, done in a variation of the Woodland
style of Native art. The bodies of these
animals are filled with
"Spirit Lines", which depict the power, and spirit of the creature.
Vibrant colours are used to emphasize their presence, and reflect the
place they hold in our lives.
Kris keeps a
folio of different
subjects on hand, and can transfer by hand these images to
most any surface.
In fact, he is at this moment designing a large
wall mural for a local college. Kris' designs have
been used as logos for various
organizations, even tattoos for individuals.
Kris has done collaborative fine art painting with
wildlife artist Debbie Fitzgerald, lending a spiritual, Native element
to fine, wildlife art. While there are few originals left for
sale, there is always the opportunity to purchase a limited edition
print, or a whole edition to sell retail or at galleries. Kris
and Debbie did
many of these collaborative works, and he would be happy to make an
appointment to view the transparencies with interested individuals.
Bear, Deer hide Drum
Acrylic on Canvas, collaborative
work with Debbie Fitzgerald
Eagle on felt
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