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.

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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.

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Notable Projects

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.

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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

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