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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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Many critters coming into the yard this spring. This turkey last night roaming near the fire pit and the dogs suspect something is amiss.

May 26th 2015, 15:31

Quotation for today: "My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too."
Rodney Dangerfield
May 21st 2015, 16:32

Painting of Windy - now in the Retriever Hall of Fame, National Bird Dog Museum, Grand Junction, TN.

May 20th 2015, 19:17

A watercolor of a dog I saw picking up many of these. Borderline's Dead Ringer.

May 19th 2015, 17:49

In 2001, my good friend (and one of my all-time favorite people) Dennis Bath and I created the idea of donating a portrait of the winning dog and eventually dog/handler (if desired) to the National Am and National Open Retriever Clubs. For the first few years I did a 16 x 20 acrylic until Iams' underwriting enabled me to paint a larger and more detailed portrait. But Purina is now donating the painting using their own artist. Hope it goes successfully, but hope a lot of folks miss me just a bit. Here are a few past portraits done for the Nationals over the last 14 years. (Thanks also to friends Mark Atwater and Molly Schlachter for help with some of the reference.)

May 18th 2015, 15:18

Maybe someday someone will write a song called "Cloudy cloudy Ford Ranchero."

May 15th 2015, 19:41

This Rothko painting just brought over $46 million. I must be doing something wrong.

May 15th 2015, 02:28

$179 million for one painting. I am going to start painting cubed dogs. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32700575

Picasso's Women of Algiers smashes auction record - BBC News
Picasso's Women of Algiers becomes the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $179.3m at Christie's in New York.
May 12th 2015, 17:46

Will post new work soon. Am trying to wrap up a couple projects this summer and will post progress. It's actually been a year since I was able to work on this concept.

May 12th 2015, 02:45

Of of my favorites - an oil of my friend Rebecca. Because she is such a colorful character, I purposely made the background monochromatic, and the trees are a subtle reference to electricity. Not many people come to the line at a hunt test in high heeled red shoes. It was just one of those portraits that came together - not too detailed either. When her husband Jack saw it at the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival (make sure you go in Nov.), upon seeing it he just signed and said, "Sold. Mark it sold."

May 11th 2015, 19:41

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