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Chris Steinken


— Hello —

I'm an artist, living in Portland, Oregon. I have attended school at the Art Institute of Chicago and at Ringling College of Art & Design. I like to paint with oils on canvas or board. I paint anything that piques my interest, including nature, figures, animals or mechanical objects. I do find myself attracted to subject matter that involves the interaction of nature and man-made objects and how the elements of weather and time can change something. It's also fascinating to me how quickly this change can take affect, once something is discarded or abandoned. Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, was quoted as saying change is the only constant in life. I like to capture these moments in time as nature transforms our constructs into completely different forms.

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