Chris graduated magna cum laude from LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, Pa. where he earned a bachelor-of-science degree in graphic design with a concentration in fine art. He augmented his training by spending a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, in an intensive fine art and art history program.Read More
At my initial consultation with clients, I like to discuss the general direction and tone of the portrait. We’ll discuss whether the portrait will be formal or informal, indoors or outdoors; as well as the composition, the subject’s clothing, the pose and painting size.Read More
Chris painted former Pittsburgh Penguin hockey star Jaromir Jagr and Penguin announcer Mike Lange. Limited edition lithographs were made and distributed as a promotional give-away item at a Penguin playoff game.Read More
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I utilize the principles acquired as a practicing designer as a foundation for each fine art piece I create. The underlying framework must be composed with balance, symmetry, and negative space in mind. Art history has been my passion with a special affinity towards the Italian Renaissance. ~ Chris Panza