Christopher Volpe- Mid-Tide, Oil, 30 x 24 inches

Christopher Volpe

I paint on site, en plein air and from life, to absorb sensations and a visual vocabulary of place that later in the studio I try to draw upon with greater freedom of expression. More than anything else, I aspire to be a brilliant composer.

With a graduate degree in poetry, I taught college English and art history for several years before falling in love with American landscape painting and becoming a professional artist. Drawing on that background, my work begins in mood and emotion, encompassing Tonalism and extending to abstraction through a contemporary sensibility.