ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frederick, Maryland native Chris Carr learned much of his craft while a student at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Maryland training with renowned watercolor painter Barry Richardson. After years of working as a graphic designer for newspapers, including The Frederick News-Post and 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. Focusing on images of days gone by, including historic buildings and structures, town scenes, churches, 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 craft shows all over the region. His work is in private collections and businesses across the country.
Although Chris has only been painting professionally for 5 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. His work is in private collections and businesses all over the country and has been featured in numerous galleries and shops along the East Coast. Chris’ studio is located in Myersville, MD and includes a customer gallery and dedicated framing room.
Snowy Frederick Arrival
"Snowy Frederick Arrival" selected as cover art for Frederick County, MD
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2013.