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mARTies Nominees & Student Nominees

Chris Kling

Chris Kling

“To express the exquisiteness of the ordinary, and help others see the beauty of what is already there, is my goal.  I want the viewer to feel the moment and for them to have an emotional response to my painting.  In that way, strangers connect and have a commonality between them.  The need for connection is even greater now when we need to socially distance.  Yet the arts can bring us together, give ones mind a rest, and provide a healing grace to our lives.”  Her nominator states, Chris is not only gifted technically “but incredibly intuitive in capturing moments that transcend the subject matter itself.  With her ability to capture auras of light and color one can virtually be transported to another place.”  Chris is the owner of Kling Gallery, Wine, and Décor in Stuart, Fl.  Her work has been exhibited in 9 national shows, 14 invitational shows, 17 group exhibitions, and 44 juried shows.