As a young boy growing up in Mississippi, Chris helped his grandfather cut trees for firewood, During that time, he developed a love for the natural beauty of wood. He was especially intrigued by its infinite variety of grains and patterns.
Chris was born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1965. When he was 17 he apprenticed with his Uncle who was in the painting business. There, he learned staining and finishing.He also learned faux painting, including marbling, and wood graining as well as how to tint stains and glazes.
In 2002 he was introduced to wood turning and became fascinated with its form and technique and set out to learn the art.
His painting background helped him in the creative process as he started to experiment with colors in his work.
This enabled him to be more creative and develop his own signature style.This style can best be described as ''Transformative Glazed Wood''. And has been gaining widening acceptance by discriminating art galleries and collectors.
Chris's inspiration comes from nature, music, art, and history, each of which he has a fascination with. He strives to capture and interpret his visions of these in his work.
Chris now lives in Utah with his wife Alison and their children Tyler, Emily, and Joshua .