Chris Beaven

My #1 is daily art. Every single day for the rest of my life I will do at least 30 minutes of art making.

Recently have I attempted to go beyond the technical aspects of rendering and into communication. The communication of emotion, whether from the subject or myself, is the focus of my work.

Through my recent paintings and drawings I’m trying to look beyond the surface, beyond base emotions and into the complexity of subtle emotions. Emotions that when culminated together defines each of us beyond simple descriptions.

What does spirit look like in a brush stroke?

What does a courageous line look like?

How can I communicate resolve, fervent passion, longing or vulnerability in simple mediums?

These are the questions I’m trying to answer. I foresee my journey ahead to be long and difficult, yet rewarding. Regardless, every single day I will show up, turn pro, and do what I can, hummingbird style.