Chris Saper

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Chris Saper
Judge For: October 2009

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September 2009 Statement of Qualifications/ Bio

Chris Saperís portraits are currently held in more than 275 private and corporate collections throughout the United States. A member of Portrait Society of America, Saper has exhibited at the US Senate Rotunda, The Salmagundi Club and The National Arts Club in New York City, the Tempe Arts Center and the American Legacy Gallery in Kansas City.

Author of North Light Booksí Painting Beautiful Skin Tones in Color and Light (2001), For Love or Money: a Business Handbook for Portrait Painters ( )and Mostly Monochchrome (also at ), Saper has also been published in The Best of Portrait Painting, Artistís Magazine, American Artist, International Artist Magazine, Pastel Artist International, and the Pastel Journal. Her work is also included in North Light Booksí Strokes of Genius: The Best of Portrait Drawing, Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Light and Shadow.

and Drawing & Painting People: The Essential Guide, both published by North Light Books.

Saperís first two instructional DVDs , Painting Oil Portraits in Warm Light & Capturing the Beauty of Monochrome Oil Portraits are now available. The DVDs were created in conjunction with , a division of North Light Books.
Chris Saper has studied with noted portraitists including Daniel Greene, Bettina Steinke, Burton Silverman, William Whitaker, Harley Brown, Phil Beck, and Dan Gerhartz. She holds a Bachelorís Degree in Fine Arts and a Masterís Degree in Health Care Administration. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and children.

In addition to Chrisís portrait commission schedule, she is an active public speaker/ painting demonstrator. She joined the Faculty of the Portrait Society of America in 2005 and teaches portraiture at the Scottsdale Artistís School, Brio fine Arts Center (Scottsdale), Arizona At Supply and the Mountain Artistsí Guild in Prescott, AZ. Chris also writes a regular column for John Howard Sandenís Visit with Saper at her Web site,, or send e-mail to .

Chris Saper (602) 957-8107