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Christopher Staples

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, 

but their inward significance.”

So many things inspire me: patterns, leaves, pods and trunks, the color shifts in the night sky or graffiti. In the studio, I work intuitively to juxtapose these inspirations into layered and gestural work in a variety of media. 

I have exhibited extensively in New York's Hudson Valley and Florida, and most recently in Berlin, Germany. My work is in numerous private collections and as a former gallery owner I have curated many exhibits. I conduct workshops locally and abroad, and have a passion for guiding people to find their
unique creative voice.