Chris Amend
My work is the visual product of my perceptions, musings, thoughts, struggles, yearnings. It grows from, and gives voice to, the daily processes of life, as filtered through my own sensibilities and idiosyncrasies; as such, it is as untidy and disorderly as is my own mind. Each picture, whatever its styles and methods, strives to be an honest explication and embodiment of the ideas and impulses that gave it birth. I was an art teacher for 36 years, and have since retired from full-time teaching in order to focus entirely on my own work, though I still find myself teaching an occasional class. I continue to find art and teaching to be inextricably intertwined, each demanding of me the same daily questing, and questioning, about the nature of existence and its manifestation as visual expression.

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En Garde!

En Garde! My brother Pat and I were kids in the 1950s. It was a time before computers and cell phones, and for my family, even (mostly) for television. We would not have a TV set at our house until I was in high school. I went to Jim Perlinski’s house most afternoons to watch […]