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Chris Adessa

  • 480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
  • 278A

About The Artist

Artist Statement

My latest series is called Everyday Sacred. I am celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary, painting portraits of enduring objects: a light bulb, a paintbrush, a pile of books, a cardboard box … in a finely nuanced monochrome palette.

Using a black and white palette takes me back to the day when photographs were in black and white. I find you can take in an image more completely when the color is stripped off and you see the form and relate the function at the same time. These objects are timeless and I seek to portray their innate beauty … and I invite my viewer to do the same.

In life and in painting I find meaning enhanced by the nuances and details. Each subtle shift reveals something more …my choice of details discloses as much about me as the subject.

I think about all these things when I decide what to paint. It grounds me as I let the subject talk to me and tell me about itself. And then I paint.

Biography

Chris Adessa is a representational fine artist whose studio overlooks the San Francisco Bay in the historic ICB building in Sausalito, California. Born in New York State, she was drawn to the San Francisco Bay Area over 30 years ago for its magnificent beauty and gentle climate.

Her latest series is called Everyday Sacred. She celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary, painting portraits of commonplace, enduring objects: a light bulb, a paintbrush, a pile of books, a cardboard box … in a finely nuanced monochrome palette.

“Using a black and white palette takes me back to the day when photographs were in black and white. I find you can take in an image more completely when the color is stripped off and you see the form and relate the function at the same time.” These objects are timeless and she seeks to portray their innate beauty … and she invites her viewer to do the same.

Her work has been shown in museums and galleries across the United States, published in books, and can be found in collections internationally.

Contact her at Chris@ChrisAdessa.com
See more of her work at ChrisAdessa.com

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint

Studio Information

Building Name

Industrial Center Building

Studio Or Unit Number

278A

Studio Address
Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

I'm on the second floor, north end near Heath Ceramics.

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Contact Email Address
Phone

415-302-1320

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