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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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Well, on to the next painting. Just finished one for the Retriever Hall of Fame and have a major masterpiece to do by November. So for inspiration: http://vimeo.com/38248902

When I Paint My Masterpiece (album version)

great song from bob dylan
January 23rd 2015, 22:20

I'm intending to attend a field trial in South Georgia and then I saw this nifty idea. Why not hold it in Jamaica?

January 22nd 2015, 18:10

I have paintings at A Different Drummer in Thomasville, GA. This is their backyard. I could spend hours here.

January 21st 2015, 23:41

We dressed our Border Terrier up this Christmas in hopes for a bit part on the Grinch. That antler in the TV show is harder to keep sticking straight up than you think.

January 21st 2015, 22:13

Geese over the house this past Fall.

January 21st 2015, 00:06

Bet she does blinds really good. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/01/13/black-lab-rides-bus-seattle-washington/21726965/

Black lab rides bus alone to dog park
A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop -- to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.
January 14th 2015, 20:51

Last night I was brushing my teeth and a glob of toothpaste fell from my brush and mouth to my t-shirt. My wife just looks at me and says' "Don't worry, you'll be able to just take them out soon."
January 13th 2015, 00:39

January 10th 2015, 03:07

Speaking of coffee - coffee cups I made of one of my images.

January 9th 2015, 21:41

I told my wife that I can't figure out why I am so anxious all the time - about everything. Until I noticed my right hand holding my 4th cup of coffee.
January 9th 2015, 19:14

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