Welcome to the Portfolio of Christopher Garvey


ABOUT CHRISMore about Chris

There are many artists and genres that interest me and have influenced my progression as an artist, and I appreciate both historical and contemporary works. Van Dyck, Vermeer and Velazquez share the list with Soey Milk, Martin Wittfooth and Joshua Hagler to name just a few. I am particularly attached to the Flemish and Dutch school where they experimented with different textures such as Vermeer’s Milkmaid.

Always growing as an artist, my current body of work lacks an expressive quality that I love so much in art, so I’ve decided to reinvent myself. Where I was focusing on still life and accurate representations of my subject, I’m now going to focus on a more expressive quality in my work. Design and expressive line quality will now dominate my work as well as incorporating new colors to my typically limited palette.

Much of my imagery is going to focus on elements around me such as family as well as ideas in religion and mythology. I hope to successfully blend the contemporary with the classical in thought and technique.

For a glimpse into my family life, be sure to check out my wife’s blog, Suburban Mishap. It’ll put a smile on your face.


Living in Charleston, SC has inspired me to turn my focus to landscapes. I just can’t get enough of the flat marshes and large expanses of skies. Be sure to see many more of these to come.


Drawing is the honesty of art
garveycm | 12, October
"Drawing is the honesty of art. To draw does not mean simply to reproduce contours: drawing does not
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Hello world!
garveycm | 15, September

Welcome to my new site where I hope to be adding some new work headed in a new

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Nil volentibus arduum
garveycm | 11, November

Latin expression meaning “nothing is impossible to the valiant”

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Summerville, South Carolina