Christopher McCall presents his mastery of the concept of chiaroscuro with a series of beautifully executed florals, reminiscent of the old world masters of the 18th and 19th centuries. “Chiaroscuro – ‘from the dark into the light’ – bring into focus the particular part of the painting that you want to emphasize.
A native New Yorker, Christopher McCall supported himself as an actor, dancer, and singer in New York and Los Angeles before turning his attention to fine arts.
His theatrical credits include working as a dancer in several Sonny and Cher films and on The Danny Kaye Show, The Red Skelton Show, and at The Hollywood Palace. After completing his studies with Richard Pionk in New York, McCall relocated to Buck County, Pennsylvania, in 1991. His work has been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club, both in NYC and he is an active participant in the regional art shows.
Mr. McCall’s paintings have been exhibited Nationally and can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad.
“Basically, my initial intent in approaching my work is to lay down an impression; either of an object or an arrangement of flowers, a single blossom or fruit, in an interesting composition, pleasing to the eye; the challenge being to capture the essence of the object before me and the light in which they are placed.”
“In addition there must be a concept, a goal, my perception of those objects with regard to light, depth or intensity of color; namely, “Chiaroscuro”, a coming from the dark into the light, as inspired by the Masters of the 18th and 19th Centuries.”