April 20, 1975-now
Chris Atkinson currently shares his time and creates on both the North Shore of Kaua'i and the Pacific Northwest. He grew up in Napa Valley where as a young man he apprenticed in the building of custom homes. In 1999 he moved to Hawai'i where he was introduced to Kaua'i artist Doug Britt who not only became a good friend but also his mentor. Chris's work has shown and won awards & honorable mentions in several juried shows. He is currently represented by Ola's Hanalei, Galerie 103 and FishCake.
I have always been fascinated by the actual process of creation and transformation. My mind is constantly turning with ideas. These ideas begin as drawings and are often the foundation of my sculptures and paintings. I am inspired by the water and the Pacific Ocean which connect the shores of my two homes. My goal is to push the boundaries of my own mind by using the creative transformative process to make fun, playful, thought-provoking art.