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Growing up in Hawaii and later residing for years in Alaska and Colorado, Chris always had an appreciation for nature, beauty and a passion for art in all forms. Over the years this translated to collecting many pieces and traveling to various world class art shows across the country.His career has taken him all over the globe, but Chris has always searched out the peace and tranquility of nature and the great outdoors. It was this urge that took him to the far outreaches of Alaska and compelled him to run the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1982 with fifteen dogs. It was in Alaska that Chris also became accomplished in nature photography, winning many awards.He has worked in bronze under the tutelage of Ed Hlavka and Joshua Spendlove of St. George, Utah. Chris also studies extensively the teachings of Lucchesi and is constantly seeking to improve and deepen his skill via seminars, such as those of wildlife artist, Ken Rowe in Sedona, Jason Scull and renown avian bronze artist, Sandy Scott, in Scottsdale, as well as additional classes and private studies. Chris is a member of the National Sculpture Society and the International Sculpture Center. He currently has his work in galleries in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and California.Chris enjoys discovering new applications and exploring techniques and subjects. For Chris, materials and the lost wax process are as fascinating as the satisfaction of the final object. Many of his pieces are rustic, highly-textured animal themes or contemporary subjects. One feature his creations all have in common is whimsicality and personality. Chris is also interested in creating bronzes that have functionality, such as outdoor pieces that can also act as birdfeeders, vessel sinks or wall hangings in upscale settings. His heart is always in the piece, which is why his pieces are timeless and touch the heart of the observer.Chris resides on the outskirts of Tucson, AZ at the edge of a wildlife habitat with his wife and dogs. It is here that he operates Deverill Studios, LLC and spends days working or gathering inspiration for new pieces from the ever-changing beauty of the high Sonoran desert and its’ inhabitants.
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