Origami Crane in Sunset Cloudscape
© 2014 Chris Batley.
Chris Batley - Artist
Hi, I'm Chris Batley, an emerging Artist from Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. I love creating paintings with colour and lots of it hence my motto and site name.
My unique paintings are created using Artist Quality Acrylics on Professional Quality stretched canvases of various shapes and sizes. All my work is finished using several layers of Polymer Gloss Varnish and then finished using a final preserving layer of turps based Final Gloss Varnish.
I've included a few examples of my work on this page just to give an idea of my style. As you can see the one above is called "Origami Crane in Sunset Cloudscape" and is one of my personal favourites, and to the right you'll find the latest additions to the site. The images never show the true glossiness of the finished product because I always photograph them before carrying out the preservation process.
I have been creating a series of paintings called "The Nature Series" and to create them I utilise photographs of things in nature as references. I take those images, and add my unique style to them, often transforming them vastly from the original photograph, but the theme of the series is continuous and almost exclusively rather impressionistic. These are available in detail on the gallery page you can get to using the menu above.
As I am a bit of a rather amateur photographer I have been carrying my camera everywhere constantly taking photographs - mostly of nature stuff so that I can use to keep rolling on the series.
Branching out, I have started a new series called "Pure Abstractions." In general, these will be larger canvases with unsurprisingly will be purely abstract based subjects. Look for more additions.
My other gallery is a showcase of the paintings I have done that don't form part of the series. These are either images I like and added some of me to, or simply an idea that I took from my head to the canvas.
All paintings are for sale and I hope to start selling from the site directly using cart technology, but that's a little way off yet, for now the site is just to show the world my work. I believe art is meant to be seen, not hidden away.
Feel free to use the Contact Me page for any feedback or enquiries about my artwork.
Thanks for your initial interest and look forward to improving it make it a great showcase for your viewing delight.
Okay, now for a little extra about me (I always like including that in bio type stuff - just for interest's sake.) I am also a fully qualified and industry experienced Computer Programmer and very much enjoy participating in the sport of Indoor Soccer. And I like (and am reasonable at) cooking for others.
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