“It’s amazing when someone else appreciates the beauty to an emotion I had when they compliment my artwork, they complement my existence.”
Veteran artist Chris Marinez was introduced to art at an early age and continued to create until he enlisted in the Air Force after he graduated high school. His art practice was put on hold until he completed his service, Chris began to create artwork as soon as he had the time and space to create. His preferred medium is mixed media after being introduced to that process while taking art classes at his local community college. Chris’ mixed media pieces often have many different layers of pigment and resin which creates a unique viewing experience.
Chris has always been drawing to abstract art, he explains “I like abstract the most since it takes less critical thinking and requires more emotional inspiration.” Over time his creative process has evolved, at times out of necessity. Early in Chris’ art career, there were times he could not afford to buy canvas. He would buy wood panels to use as the base for his mixed-media resin paintings. Chris is drawn to create artwork that combines multiple layers and textures “I like layers and textures since it's complicated like humans and I like a lot of texture you can feel with your eyes.”
Chris currently spends his time working in the fitness industry, raising his children, and “trying to take over the world with inspiration one beautiful soul at a time” with his artwork.read more
Prints by Chris Marinez
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