Featured Artist at Lakewood Community Acupuncture
Our Fall Artist is Chris Myres!
Live Art Gallery featuring Christopher Myres
Friday, October 11th, 6-8pm
FREE EVENT: A live art demo, 4 rooms of displayed art, Appetizers, Raffle Entry
Lakewood Community Acupuncture is hosting a live-art demo for our Fall artist, Chris Myres. He will be painting live at the clinic. His art is available to purchase at the event. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. FREE admission, plus swag bags and a raffle for free acupuncture sessions. See you there!
Register for the event on Eventbrite by clicking here. Or on Facebook Events by clicking here.
See more of Chris’ work at Echosofsumi.bigcartel.com
About the Artist | Chris Myres
Chris is a Colorado native, born & raised in Denver. Although having lived in only one state, Chris has restless, wandering feet. He enjoys climbing mountains and traveling, having backpacked through Europe and venturing to Bali with his wife. He currently resides in Arvada with his wife and three children- Aidan, Ella and Ezra.
Chris has always had a soft spot for the arts and loves that his kids enjoy drawing and painting, too. He grew up playing the saxophone for 13 years and, after graduating high school, attended culinary school and worked as a cook. His passion for drawing started as a sophomore in high school and has stayed with him through the years. Initially, discouraged from drawing with color, he started out drawing in black and white, often drawing portrait pictures or comic book characters. After studying graphic design online at AIU his art has lead him on a journey through different styles and mediums, ultimately leading him to love painting with ink and creating ink wash paintings (or in Japanese “sumi-e”). He has also liked incorporating circles in his art and after stumbling on the Eastern calligraphy practice of Ensō (Japanese “circular form”). He began to apply these techniques and principles and his style of painting began to echo the Eastern practice of sumi-e .
The things Chris loves most about this style of painting is the monotone nature of using black ink and sparsely adding splashes of color. There is a challenge of finding balance in the minimalistic approach, and finding beauty even within the imperfections as the paper permanently records every brushstroke. In doing so, the essence of a subject is found rather than a direct interpretation.