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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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Mrs. McBurney was my first grade teacher at Badger Elemetary. It was in her class that I in fact started drawing. I was extrememly fortunate to find her and meet her again last August after 40-plus years. She and I were thrilled to see each other. I said, "Do you remember when we'd get sandwiches and milk everyday, but on Friday we'd get chocolate milk. That was my favorite day." She replied, "I liked that day best too."

I was fortunate to have her as a teacher, blessed to see her again, and know as the Psalm says, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His goldly ones."

December 18th 2014, 18:43

Timeline Photos
"Helping Hand" (vizsla) Commission 14" x 11" pyrography on paper Copyright www.juliebender.com Enjoy!
December 17th 2014, 05:37

From my friend Melanie and you can find it at SportingArtisans.com as well as from her: "This etching is called "Best Friend," and includes the option to have the collar colored."

December 12th 2014, 18:34

My wife and I went to the local Best Buy store to ask about sound bars for a TV because we know nothing about sound bars. So the guy there says he can demo them. "What music would you like to hear?" he asks. I say "Frank Sinatra of course." I could see this guy's face and my wife's face crestfallen and so I think to myself, "Well that went over like a Led Zepplin." Then I said, "How about Led Zepplin!" That's when the demo guy got all exited and started to rock n roll.
December 10th 2014, 19:58

My friend Brenda Neil is using images of my paintings to put on various merchandise. This one on a purse. Pretty neat stuff. Maybe someday I'll be famous.

December 10th 2014, 14:29

Good news. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2865465/Volunteers-raise-220-000-just-11-DAYS-save-100-spaniels-kept-squalid-conditions-going-blind-deaf.html

Volunteers raise $220,000 in just 11 DAYS to save 100 spaniels
Dog lovers in Wheaton, Missouri, launched a rescue bid and after donations from across the globe in just 11 days, 108 dogs have escaped the clutches of puppy breeders.
December 8th 2014, 16:13

We put up the Christmas tree tonight. It's actually a pretend tree, but doesn't need to be watered. Once the lights are on, you can't see it anyway. But now, needles are falling off the thing. What do I do to stop that now - water it in oil?
December 8th 2014, 00:08

My friend Sarah bought the watercolor I did of my friend Ellie's dog Bronco and gave it to her yesterday as a surprise. It's always fun to see the end result, so thanks to Sarah for taking the picture of the unveiling, and thanks to Ellie for my new supermodel Bronco.

December 6th 2014, 14:14

Happy Friday.

December 5th 2014, 14:30

An acrylic of a National Champion K-9. I was quite happy with how it turned out.

December 3rd 2014, 18:20

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