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Chris Stender


Since childhood I was eager to draw and paint. As our children grew up, I was able to resume this passion, concentrating on pencil, oil, watercolour and pastels. Gradually I drifted to working with fabrics and threads. A course at the Dundas Valley School of Art introduced me to painting on silk. I was drawn to the possibility of unlimited colour combinations. Much sometimes frustrating experimentation and at times disappointments, dampened my spirits, but the desire to create made me go on. I took courses at the Haliburton School of Fine Art widening my knowledge. Inspiration came from my travels and some experimentation. What follows were group shows, invitational and solo shows. During my time in the Haliburton Studio Tour. As well I sold through the Ethel Curry Gallery in Haliburton and other galleries. Now I still continue working with various types of fabric and at times do some painting.

Artist’s Statement

It is my aim to create pleasing, harmonious works. Colour, shape and texture are of great importance. I often draw on my vivid memories of many travels, supported by my photographs. At other times I build on nature’s beauty. I like to experiment with new ideas in fibre art as well as painting.


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