Chris Graebner

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Chris Graebner

As a painter, these days I most often do land­scapes in oils, how­ev­er, my back­ground is in botan­i­cal art for which the usu­al medi­ums are water­col­or, ink and col­ored pen­cil. So, I have spent time work­ing in those medi­ums as well as explor­ing oth­ers like cold wax, acrylics, sil­ver­point and scratch­board. I like the chal­lenge that each new medi­um brings with it and I enjoy mix­ing medi­ums to see what they bring to each other.

My work is con­stant­ly mov­ing, chang­ing, evolv­ing. I try new things; some become part of my reg­u­lar process, some don’t. My newest paint­ings explore dif­fer­ent sur­faces and dif­fer­ent meth­ods of apply­ing paint. Some of the paint­ings are on can­vas, or linen, or wood pan­el, and some are on clay­board. Each of these sur­faces accepts paint dif­fer­ent­ly and com­bin­ing their prop­er­ties with dif­fer­ent types of brush­es, paint­ing knives and paint­ing medi­ums can give entire­ly dif­fer­ent results to the same image.

Mem­ber of the Guild of Nat­ur­al Sci­ence Illus­tra­tors and the Amer­i­can Soci­ety of Botan­i­cal Artists

Artist’s Website

Evening Storm


CHRIS talks about where she gets her inspi­ra­tion for her paintings: