Chris Chantland has been painting for over 40 years.
Chris has been the official artist of the National Retriever Club and National Amateur Retriever Club since 2001. Every year he paints the winning dog of the respective Nationals to the clubs and the clubs give it to the dog's owner, courtesy of Eukanuba.
Chris specializes in dog and people portraits, and has combined the two for many commissions over the years.
He exhibits at national and regional art shows. His paintings have graced the covers of Retriever Journal, Pointing Dog Journal and the Callbacks Directory, as well as being featured in other magazines such as The American Field and web sites.
At least three of his paintings are in the Retriever Hall of Fame at the Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, TN.
Chris’ paintings are in the collections of people like Ted Turner, Mac and Lynn DuBose, Luann Pleasant, Tommy Parish, Jan Blount, Charlie and Jeannie Chapin, Sallie Sullivan, and more.
Chris has been a sponsor of the Master National Retriever Hunt Test, the Ruffed Grouse Society and Quail Unlimited.
In December of 2007, Chris started Sporting Artisans,™ an on-line retail web site that represents some of the nation's most talented sporting artists.
Photo: Courtesy of the Traverse City Record Eagle
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