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Click here for more info on Chris Willey’s Croatian Plein Air Workshop: Oct. 6-Oct. 15, 2018

Red Dinghy, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Chris Willey Plein Air Painting Tour/Workshop to Croatia
10 day: Island of Korcula, Oct 6-15, 2018
Price: $2175
$200 single supplement
$1975 for non-painting partner

Click here to register for: Getting to the Finish – Workshop by Chris Willey at the Cathy Kline Gallery – Saturday and Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2018



“12th Floor” got accepted in to the Hilliard Gallery “Soul and the City” show that opens Mar. 2, 2018. Go see it!

Twelfth Floor Brookside View (Fall), oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

This plein air work is on exhibit at the Rice Gallery of Fine Art for the 3rd Annual Juried Plein Air Exhbit. Go see it. It is a strong show.

Samsara Red Door, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey. Best of Show, Paint Parkville 2017, Parkville, MO

Just got notification that I had 4 works accepted in to Vanessa Lacy Gallery’s February Show “Flora.” Come see! Reception is Feb. 9, 2018


Getting to the Finish – Workshop by Chris Willey at the Cathy Kline Gallery – July 8, & 9, 2018

Please join Chris Willey for a 2-day workshop at the Cathy Kline Gallery on July 8, & 9, 2018, sponsored by the ISAP (International Society of Acrylic Painters) show that will be exhibiting at the Gallery.

In conjunction with this ISAP acrylic show, Chris will be teaching a class, using acrylics, teaching strategies for creating a “finished” painting. Creating a painting takes a surprising amount of thought and vision. We will discuss how to use thumbnails, reference, and painting from life. Also, how to plan out your painting enough in the beginning so that you know it is a solid design, but also how to embrace the spontaneity of the painting process.

Chris will be painting in acrylics. Oils, casein, gouache, and pastels (any opaque medium) could also work. We will be working relatively small – 8×10 to 12×16 is the recommended size range. Chris will demo on an 11×14 panel – small enough to complete, large enough for you to see.
Sunday, July 8, and Monday, July 9, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Place: Cathy Kline Art Gallery – Address: 8701 NW River Park Dr., Parkville, MO 64152
Phone: (913) 449-4460

Cost: $275. Pay: Cathy Kline Art Gallery.
Address: 8701 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152
Phone: (913) 449-4460

Sponsored, in part by ISAP, and MVIS

I have this work on exhibit at ArtsKC, 106 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108. They exhibit the work, but you purchase through the artist.

This is for sale for $275 through February. Then it goes back to retail of $550.

Wouldn’t this make a great Valentine’s gift? It is a 10×10 oil painting on a cradled panel – no frame needed. Go to ArtsKC now and have a look at the original, then press the button below to buy. At the end of February it comes down, goes home, and retail price goes back $550.

Mum Pad, oil, 10×10, ©Chris Willey






  1. Linda Van Hart October 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    These are gorgeous! I’ve been to Giverny and around France.
    You just took me back during a beautiful season. Thanks

  2. Janice Ronald March 16, 2015 at 1:55 am #

    Good evening, this is the mother of the Urban Table painting again. Some how I lost the email that you were kind enough to send me with your phone #. I see on your website that you now have prints available and I plan on going back to the site to order the wrapped canvas. My husband and I are going to be in KC March 24 and 25 to visit Jesse (man in the painting). I was wondering if I order the canvas on line if it would be ready to pick up when we are in town? Also if your studio is open or where you will be exhibiting on those dates. I am really interested in seeing more of your work. I am very drawn to the landscapes. I look forward to hearing from you. I will get my canvas ordered. Thanks Jan Ronald

  3. Rose Marie Kinder January 14, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Hello Chris,
    I love your work–the vibrant colors, the fullness and movement of the scene, the warmth and softness. Uplifting and welcoming. Here’s to you! If I had a glass of wine, I’d make a toast to you.

    • cwpaint January 15, 2016 at 1:29 am #

      Thank you Rose Marie. Very kind words.

  4. molly tomc February 12, 2016 at 11:20 pm #

    Really good to see you at Trader Joe’s! Would very much like to see the two french women at a bistro….do you have it on your site? It really speaks is one of your finest.Not only catching beauty but character ! … all your faces do. This one is special!

    • cwpaint February 13, 2016 at 1:17 am #

      That one is sold. Good to see you as well.

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