Thursday, July 15, 2010
Meet Chris Malmkvist
Chris Malmkvist is one of those artists whose work stops you in your tracks.
Chris paints in a realist style, and his works are done with a sense of precision that leaves you to wonder how anyone could possibly paint with such exactitute.
But, make no mistake, Chris is a master at what he does.
Born in Helsingborg, Sweden and immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1957, Chris has lived in the Carr’s Landing, Lake Country area of the Okanagan since 1974.
Pulling inspiration from every day subjects, local wildlife, orchards, vineyards, and our beautiful lakes to the motorcycles that suddenly appear with the sunshine, Malmkvist creates individual works of art that are bursting with detail and the strength of his facination with the subject matter.
You are invited to check out Chris's blog by clicking here, where you can see his artistic process evolving. And, you can also see his works on his website by clicking here.
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