Painting for Christopher Volpe is a three-way conversation between sheer joy in the medium, the challenge of seeing and responding to the world in a fresh, spontaneous way, and the history and traditions of western art.
He moved to New England from Long Island, New York to earn a graduate degree in poetry at the University of New Hampshire. He wrote poetry, worked for about 15 years as a professional writer, and taught college English before falling in love with American landscape painting while teaching a class in art history.
His work draws upon 19th century traditions such as Barbizon and Tonalism yet extends to abstraction through a contemporary sensibility. His paintings are exhibited and sold through regional galleries and juried shows.
He teach the history of art as an adjunct faculty member at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Christopher’s studio #219 is always open during Open Studio events at the mill.
Web Site: http://christophervolpe.com