Chris’ body of work over the last 10 years has nearly always included a study of words - both hidden in the layers and also left casually and purposefully on the surface. These writings inspire, intensify and crystallize the direction of her emotional paintings. “The Words” series began as a study of love relationships and evolved into a commentary of what we all need more of.  Chris used oil and acrylic without medium, gesso as paint, and pastels and graphite for random marks, all minimally applied to the canvas to convey the raw experience of relationship dynamics.  Join her at the opening reception on Jan 5 at the Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria, and see the show from Jan 2 - Feb 9.