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Specializing in commissioned portraits of sporting dogs, pets, horses, and people in oil, watercolor acrylic and graphite.

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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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Latest progress on new oil for the Ruffed Grouse Society's National Hunt.

September 18th 2014, 19:30

The latest oil progress - much more to do this week.

September 16th 2014, 15:35

I am very pleased and honored to say that I am once again painting the National Open and National Amateur Retriever Champions. And many thanks go to Mark Medford for making it all possible by covering the underwriting. This also makes it possible once again to do large, detailed oils of the dogs. I hated the thought of not doing the paintings - I have a lot of friends in the sport, I created the idea with Dennis Bath, and it is of course and honor to do it. This is one I did earlier - 2011 NFC-FC Watermark's Running Back, handled by Jim Gonia (Jackie and Jim send me great photos to work from!)

September 16th 2014, 00:28

Adding Vagabond House items to the web site - these Mallard Salt and Pepper Shakers for example. https://www.sportingartisans.com/home-decor/dinnerware/sporting-art-pewter-ducks-salt-pepper-set-wildlife-art.php#sthash.W6LDAQ71.dpbs

Pewter Ducks Salt & Pepper Set by Vagabond House | Dinnerware >> Home & Decor - Sporting Artisans
September 11th 2014, 19:09

A new project - an oil for the National Grouse and Woodcock Hunt in Grand Rapids, MN. It will be for display in hopes to get new commissions. It's a scene from last year's hunt. I saw these guys at the end of the day, and decided to paint it. I was able to piece together several elements to get the scene to tell a story- hopefully.

September 11th 2014, 15:21

Pictures from the field around the house a couple days ago. Who says nature can't create great art? Every Sept, these little spiders weave webs all over the field.

September 11th 2014, 15:18

Now I know what to do with my Border Terrier.

Giant spider dog let loose on the unsuspecting public in online prank 
Veteran prankster SA Wardega from Poland proved he has perfected the art when he dressed a little dog up to look like an oversized spider and let it lose on the general public.
September 5th 2014, 18:11

I was checking out at Sam's Club and this young guy half my age ringing me up was wearing a Beatles Magical Mystery Tour t-shirt and I asked him, "Are you the walrus or the eggman?" He replied that in Glass Onion, the walrus was Paul, so he was the walrus. There are still those of us out there who speak Beatlese fluently: "Coo,coo, ca choo, coo, co ca choo." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap6kSV_U45o

The Beatles - I am the walrus HD and HQ

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September 5th 2014, 17:55

Why Dogs Never Actually Die. This Guy Nails It.
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September 4th 2014, 14:38

My watercolor "Practice Makes Perfect" was chosen to be part of the 54th annual Society of Animal Artists Exhibition tour. These are the venues:
November 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015: Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey
February 1 - March 15, 2015: The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO
April 17 - August 30, 2015: The National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA
Special thanks to my friends Wes and Rachelle Siegrist, who encouraged me to apply to be a member of the SAA and who have two paintings selected for the exhibit.

September 4th 2014, 14:28

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