Chris Zambon

Chris Zambon is a color expressionist. She is represented in over thirty-five galleries and corporate collections throughout the country and is in demand for her brilliant colored still life’s and vibrant landscapes. Bathed in a strong natural light source, the spontaneous brush work of Chris Zambon contains a luminous quality. The hues are prismatic and pure. Building quick energenic shapes to create rhythmic patterns, Zambon’s paintings have a sense of movement and atmosphere akin to French Plein Air painting. Her style is loose and free flowing, making for an active surface, where the act of painting becomes self-evident and a true pleasure to witness. Chris Zambon, born in Wisconsin, has always considered the landscape as a primary source of inspiration. Her usual practice is to create her work on location, experience all aspects of the scene with their impressions on her senses. Moving to California in 1986, Zambon studied at the California Institute of Art and states, “Color is my primary voice, while rhythm and form are next.” Her personal favorite art historical periods are Impressionism, German Impressionism and American Abstract Expressionism. Each had a bond in common; the spontaneous application of unblended paint. Although her work describes the natural world through landscapes and still life’s, she is not against exploring pure abstraction. Her vigorous brush work encourages response through color and mood, even representational or abstract, Zambon remarks, “Music, literature and art all enrich one’s life and it is important to be selective of one’s total environment, all of which can be creative.” Chris studied at Brandis School of the Arts, Los Angeles, California; California Art Institute, Los Angeles, California;and, with Nike Parton of Sarasota, Florida.

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