Chris spends his life traveling the globe, visiting and studying the animals in their natural habitats. He visits Wildlife Reserves, Sanctuaries and Zoo's. Their is no Secret to his paintings; it all lies in experience, observation, and the ability to recognize the gestures, postures and expressions which characterize the animals. Chris states "although most of my paintings are painted in the studio, they really start in the field." He believes the most important items is to observe the the scene and surroundings - not just to look at them. Take in and note the colors, shapes, textures, and the relationship between the objects and the animals."