May 16, 5:30-7 pm
Fireside Room, LBC
River ~ Ocean ~ Sky, New works by Realist Painter Christopher Leith Evans
Join Russian Riverkeeper as we celebrate the amazing works of Christopher Leith Evans on May 4th in the Fireside Room at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. We are honored to be the recipient of 15% of sales from this show.
Christopher is known for his exceptional ability to translate the subtleties of nature’s light and color to the canvas and the screen. He has had five solo shows of landscape paintings in New York City, and was favorably reviewed in the New York Times by art critic Roberta Smith. Locally, his work has been shown at the Petaluma Art Center, Sonoma State University, and Pepperwood Preserve’s Dwight Center gallery.
Born in Bremerton, Washington in 1954, Christopher earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA, where his mentors included David Hockney, William Brice and James Doolin.
In a parallel career spanning three decades as a Visual Effects Matte Artist, he worked closely with directors George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and James Cameron, among others, to bring their cinematic visions to the screen. Christopher earned an Oscar nomination for Willow, an Emmy, and an honorary doctorate from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
For National Geographic Magazine, Christopher created historical illustrations of ancient civilizations, and he painted scenes of traditional California Indian life for the Chumash Museum and Cultural Center in Santa Ynez, California, opening in 2020.
Christopher has lived near Healdsburg since 1990, grateful to be surrounded by the rolling hills, oak woodlands, river, ocean and sky that provide unending inspiration for his art. www.christopherevans.net