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Chris Carr - Watercolor Artist

Maryland native Chris Carr learned much of his craft while a student at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Maryland studying with renowned watercolor painter Barry Richardson. After years of working as a artist/designer for The Washington Post, Chris began focusing more on his painting skills. With each painting, he further develops his talent at creating photo-like watercolor images through meticulous attention to detail. Chris continues to search for images of interest as he drives along the regions roads, stopping to take pictures with a camera he always carries with him. He focuses on images of days gone by, including historic buildings and structures, town scenes, churches, lighthouses, old cars, trucks, and tractors. Chris’s realistic depictions which can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months to complete, draw attention at art festivals and galleries all over the region. Although Chris has only been painting professionally for 6 years, he has gained a growing following of fans, customers and collectors looking to add a Chris Carr original painting or print to their collection. Many customers have commissioned Chris to paint their farms, lodges and other rural scenery.