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"Chris Chantland is an extraordinary realist, but his work captures much more than an image, an animal or individual.  He brings the very essence, the soul of his subjects onto canvas.   His work rivals the very best in portrait painting today."

- Catherine Crier


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I get lots of direct mail, and a postcard comes in and I glance at it quickly and to my amazement, my watercolor of this lab appears at the bottom of the Art and the Animal 54th Annual Society of Animal Artists Exhibition. I think I'll look at my direct mail more closely.



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April 17th 2015, 19:15

The latest oil I am hoping to finish this week. It needs more loosening up. Seems the faster I try to work, the better. If it gets too tight, it looks off. So more to do. Never painted a mahi mahi before.



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April 16th 2015, 20:24

Another painting similar to "The Gallery." Same event. At Ted Turner's Avalon Plantation. He's at the front leading the gallery so to speak, which is why it's called "Ted's Parade." His then-girlfriend Catherine Crier and two kids bought it to give to him for Christmas. Catherine asked, "What do you give a guy who has a billion dollars?" I saw Bo Turner a couple months ago and he said he liked it, so hopefully, it is still on his wall and he does.



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April 15th 2015, 13:57

2nd entry: The Gallery. This is an oil.



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April 14th 2015, 19:45

Entered this watercolor today in a call for entries. I think I like doing closeups best. Doing one of a Border Collie to be finished shortly.



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April 10th 2015, 16:16

My close friend, mentor, and former art teacher Ray Frederick had a 60-year retrospective last week, and I surprised him by going up to the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls, IA. He is regarded as one of the best and more prominent artists in the state of Iowa.



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April 8th 2015, 17:19

If only my resident Blue Jay knew he was on the Providence, RI WJAR NBC Facebook home page. https://www.facebook.com/nbc10


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March 25th 2015, 12:52

First preliminary work on the new oil of a young guy holding a mahi mahi. Have more work to make the face look right as I had to reconstruct it. He's wearing sunglasses in the photo.



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March 24th 2015, 19:28

Finally our resident Blue Jay stayed in one place long enough for me to take the picture.



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March 23rd 2015, 23:37

I know it's spring when these guys come back to the studio.



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March 18th 2015, 14:48

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