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.

The opportunity to put to use what he had learned came shortly after his return with a large-scale commission—a 10’ x 10’ alter piece for Saint Winifred Parish located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. The parish called on him again to create a sculpture of Saint Francis of Asisi. Completed in larger-than-life-sized scale, it is one of the largest outdoor terra-cotta sculptures in the Pittsburgh area.

Chris is currently an award-winning art director and works as a fine artist on a commission basis.