chris finefrock

I am currently represented by the Sedona Arts Center (sedonaartscenter.org). You may acquire my paintings from them or directly from me. Please contact me if you are interested in commissioning a painting by clicking on the CONTACT link above.






The impulse to create is so much a part of me that I cannot remember when it wasn't there.


Growing up in Oklahoma and spending summers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming led to a lifelong interest in all things rodeo, “horsey” and Native American – often reflected in the subject matter of my paintings and murals. The human figure in general  – its plastic form and psychological dimensions – are also a source of infinite fascination.


I have been a full-time artist for over 40 years, have graduate degrees in fine art and art history and have studied at The Art Students League in New York . My work can be found in public and private spaces throughout the U.S. and abroad – including the homes of notables such as the actor Robert Duvall, The Honorable Kenneth Kaunda (former President of Zambia), Jacqueline Mars and Warren Buffett.

I have traveled extensively and, aside from several years in Africa, I have spent most of my adult life in the Washington DC area. I now live and work in beautiful Sedona, Arizona.


The artist Edward Hopper once said, "If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."  Agreed!  My goal is to create work that so profoundly reflects my response to the world around me that others will be touched by it and want to share the experience
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Click on the link below for a feature article about me that appeared  in STIR Magazine, Sherwin Williams'  trade publication for architects and designers.



"BIG COLOR FOR BIG WORKS"

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


Galerie Les Halles, Paris, France
The Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
University of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Centre Culturel Francais, Mogadishu, Somalia

Various American Embassies
Xintu Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia
Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA
Africare International, Washington D.C.
Gallery K, Washington D.C.
Blue Ridge Gallery, Warrenton, VA
The Art Room, The Plains, VA
Center for Cross-Cultural Communication, Washington D.C.
Burwell Mill Show, Millwood, VA

Aldie Mill Show, Aldie, VA

Mountain Artists Guild, Prescott, AZ
Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

SELECTED CORPORATE/PUBLIC COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

The Textile Museum, Washington D.C. (Mural)
Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club (Murals/Paintings)
Center for Cross-Cultural Communication, Washington D.C. (Painting)
The People's Republic of China (Painting)
Chi Chi's Restaurants, Multiple Locations (Murals/Paintings)
Fredericksburg Golf & Country Club, Fredericksburg, VA (Murals)
Barclay's Bank LTD London, UK (Painting)
El Torito Restaurants, Multiple Locations (Murals/Paintings)
Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra (Program Cover)
Federal City Shelter, Washington D.C. (Mural)
Brinker International, Multiple Locations (Mural/Paintings)
Rio Grande Restaurants, Multiple Locations (Murals/Paintings)
Africare International, Washington D.C. (Painting)