Spring 2017 Workshop

Thundering Oaks Demo, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Thundering Oaks Demo, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #3, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #3, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #2, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #2, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #1, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Demo #1, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Melinda and Chris

Melinda and Chris

Lauren Owsley Townsend class work, pastel

Lauren Owsley Townsend class work, pastel

Cathy Kline's workshop result, pastel

Cathy Kline’s workshop result, pastel

Irene Baltrusaitis's class work, 11x14, oil

Irene Baltrusaitis’s class work, 11×14, oil

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Painting the Plaza

It has been a mild winter, so I’ve managed to get down to the Plaza for a little architectural plein air.

Plaza Banners, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Plaza Banners, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Plaza Golden Light, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Plaza Golden Light, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Just accepted into 2 shows.

Autumn Hay, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Hay, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

“Autumn Hay” will be showing at the Rice Gallery Plein Air Juried Show, April 24 – March 31, 2017. Reception is Feb. 24 from 5-8pm
Rice Gallery of Fine Art, 4829 W. 119th St. Overland Park, KS 66209, (913) 685-8889

Final Days, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Final Days, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

Fall Pond, Evening Light, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Fall Pond, Evening Light, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

“Final Days” and “Fall Pond, Evening Light” will be showing in the Heartland Juried Show in the Time Murphy Gallery, Mar. 4 – Apr. 1, 2017. Reception is Mar. 4, from 5-7pm.  Come see.
Irene B. French Community Center, Tim Murphy Art Gallery, 5701 Meriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203, (913) 322-5550

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Well this is out of order, but I forgot to post it in September

The Brush Creek Artwalk is a 3 day event that takes place every September in Kansas City.

Here is some of the work created during the event.

Discovery Center Pond, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Discovery Center Pond, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Horseman Fountain Nocturne, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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Brush Creek Eastside Fall, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey, 2nd Place, Brush Creek Art Walk 2016.

Discovery Center Tree Grove, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey. Honorable Mention, Brush Creek ArtWalk 2016

Discovery Center Tree Grove, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey. Honorable Mention, Brush Creek

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The Rice Gallery Juried Plein Air Show – Feb. 24 – Mar. 31, 2017

I will be showing one plein air piece in The Rice Gallery Juried Plein Air Show.

Rice Gallery of Fine Art
Address: 4829 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66209
Hours: 10AM–7PM
Phone: (913) 685-8889

Autumn Hay, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Hay, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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The Visions of the Flint Hills Juried Show 2016

October 7 through November 23, 2016 at the Buttonwood ArtSpace, 3013 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Osage Point Morning View, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Osage Point Morning View, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

October Broom Weeds, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

October Broom Weeds, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Sunset, oil, 36x36, ©Chris Willey

Fall Sunset, oil, 36×36, ©Chris Willey

Spillway, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Spillway, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

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October Flint Hills Painting Trip

A number of us spent a few days in the Flint Hills painting. I love my painting friends.

Autumn Hay, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Hay, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Early Fall Grass, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Early Fall Grass, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

Fall Glowing Hills, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Glowing Hills, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Swale, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Fall Swale, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Orange Grasses, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Orange Grasses, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Now Showing at Vivelor Gallery in Independence, MO. Final Reception is Dec. 16, 2016

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society sponsored the MVIS Thundering Oaks Plein Air Event in September/October. It culminated in a gallery show at Vivelor Gallery, Independence, MO.

Five of my paintings are on display there.

Honorable Mention, Curt's Creek, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Honorable Mention, Curt’s Creek, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Waterfall, pastel, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Autumn Waterfall, pastel, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Pond's Edge, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Pond’s Edge, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

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Fall Pond Scum, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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Pond’s Edge, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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September 2016 Work

Curt's Creek, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Curt’s Creek, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Parkville Creek, oil, 12x12, ©Chris Willey

Parkville Creek, oil, 12×12, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #2, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #2, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #1, oil, 14x11, ©Chris Willey

Grinter Farms Sunflowers #1, oil, 14×11, ©Chris Willey

 

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Parkville Plein Air 2016

Adirondacks, oil, 9x12, ©Chris Willey

Adirondacks, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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SOLD! Boat House, oil, 9×12, ©Chris Willey

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SOLD! Purchase Award and 2nd Place, Parkville Paints Invitational 2016, “Riss Lake Morning”, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

Chancellor's House, oil, 11x14, ©Chris Willey

Chancellor’s House, oil, 11×14, ©Chris Willey

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