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My spirit is sparked by my whirlwind sojourn through the wild world of artistic expression ...first as a child in blissed-out Cali, I spent Sundays knee-deep in tidal pools at the Ocean shore. Travelling with my globe trotting parents, I kept my eyes wide open to the joy of fresh places, foreign accents, tasty experiences... Street-scenes, cityscapes, architectural renderings, organic observations expressed in my art are a zesty celebration of madcap & quirky little details through mastery of watercolor wash and calligraphic line. Bliss filled, I capture travels around the planet armed with my backpack watercolor kit and precision Rapidograph pen, capturing subjects with childlike glee met with the eye of an irrepressible sophisticate. Recent forays into acrylic and mixed-media celebrate waves, flowers, landscape, global escapes and faraway magical places.

I studied Art at U.W. Madison in Wisconsin, with a B.S. in 20th Century Art History, Painting, and Printmaking. I've always loved creating products for cities including Wisconsin's Baraboo, Door County, Green Lake, Milwaukee, and Madison, as well as the American cities of Chicago, Lexington, Kentucky, Des Moines, Iowa, and city scene paintings of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Antonio, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Galleries in Wisconsin include The Cutting Group on Humboldt Avenue and ongoing artistic creations for the sacred spaces of Three Holy Women Catholic churches on Milwaukee's East Side. As a product designer of city scenes, each begins as a watercolor, and is then transformed into gifts including a Peggy Karr Glass platter for L.V. Harkness of Lexington, Kentucky for the 2010 World Equestrian Games, a Calatrava inspired hand-painted ornament for the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2011; and a collection of platters, ornaments, coasters, and cheese boards for Holidays 2012-2017 for Cedarburg's finest family-owned jeweler, Armbrusters, now celebrating 134 years on Washington Street. I've also painted Summer and Winter commissions for Minocqua's finest home and lifestyle boutique, Ann Marie's, in the charming Wisconsin vacation village of Minocqua, Wisconsin.

Milwaukeeans can shop for my cards and gifts at the Riverwest Coop, Glorioso's on Brady, Greenfield's on Brady, Beans & Barley on North Avenue, Soaps & Scents on Harwood in the Village of Wauwatosa, Urban Milwaukee on Milwaukee Street Downtown, Mod Gen in the Third Ward, and in Hawaii, on the Island of Kauai, at Under a Hula Moon.

Visit my ever-burgeoning Etsy shop with mixed-media originals, Chrisanne advent calendars, Chrisanne Card Collection, and children's book, "Cinnamon Christmas", as well as pillows, prints and mugs...

The Artist welcomes your commissions to memorialize a home, pet, wedding celebration, birthday, retirement, plane, boat, or portrait...always willing to take on a project for you!

10% of my lifetime artistic proceeds benefit ecological,water and river conservancy.
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