Former Chicago Cubs minor league pitcher, Northwestern State Demon, and Cowley Tiger who combines two of his life long passions, sports and art.
Chris has been the artist for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, located in Natchitoches, LA., since 2009. He creates portraits of each inductee, which are displayed in the Hall of Fame for visitors to see. As of 2020 Chris has created nearly 120 portraits for the HOF.
Featured in Beckett Magazine (2019 and 2020) as one of the top sports artists in the United States.
A native of McCook, Nebraska he now resides in the Fort Worth, Texas area.
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"And for you equestrian lovers, his head of a horse is one of the best depictions of that genre that I've seen in a long while." - - - Nancy Moyer, Professor Emerita of Art UTPA and Critic for the Monitor
"The passion that Chris brings to every project jumps off the canvas. His work with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, as our official artist, has become iconic in a relatively short timeframe. Visitors to our museum are captivated by his portraits. They tell a compelling story and are striking reflections of the amazing careers of our inductees. His experience as a professional athlete gives him a special understanding of the flow of movement that allows him to most accurately portray those we honor year after year. I'm also struck by the brilliance of his other work, and i'm not alone. He has gained many clients among those who have been introduced to his work through the Hall of Fame, and from family portraits to more intensive pieces, I've heard many people who have been pleased to have engaged his talents for their commissioned pieces". --Doug Ireland, Chairman Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame
"Chris, just wanted to say thanks for the artwork you did for me at the La. Hall of Fame. It was amazing. You have a very special talent. Thanks again."