Drawing and painting has always been a part of Chris’s life. His artwork includes a mixture of art-deco and the avant-garde. He enjoys painting in various sizes and styles, producing originals and renditions, building galleries of collectibles.
Most of his painting commissions are portraits of actors and musicians, including generations of pop art renditions. His painting series includes abstracts, cartoons, figures, landscapes and still lives. The surface of his paintings are varnished, in loose brushwork, with acrylics and oils onto canvas, cardboard, found objects, metal, paper, vinyl and wood. Some pieces are small intimate frame sized paintings and some are wall size.
Over the years, Chris has volunteered to showcase his artwork at many fundraisers and events in certain venues. He has painted a few murals around the Bay Area. In the Summer of 2019, he painted a mural for the playground of Aquatic Park in Berkeley. In the Summer of 2016, he painted a mural for the MilkTeaLab in Pleasant Hill. In the Summer of 2012, he painted a mural of Venice Italy for PizzaOliva in Walnut Creek.
As well as painting, Chris enjoys creating electronic music and working on mixedmedia projects. He has produced series of digital prints that can be ordered on multicolored Tshirts at CafePress. Chris also built series of nature photography inspired by the scenery of California.
Chris’s Great Grandfather, Amleto Fabbri (RIP 1887-1941), brought his family to from Italy to America in 1927, as he worked as an Italian Defense Secretary, in Boston, in the historical Sacco & Vanzetti trial. Amleto’s son, Joseph Febo, Chris’s grandfather, attended art school in Rimini Italy as a teenager in the mid.1920s, giving his artwork to Chris in the mid.1990s
·Art Curator/Painter -Newbury St. Gallery28
·Art Docent/Security Guard -Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
·BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts 1992-1996
·New England School of Art & Design, Suffolk, Boston
·St.Dom Savio HS 1988-1992
·St.Rose Elem. 1984-1988
·Brookfield Elem. 1980-1984
a few interests in alphabetical order
Calligraphy, Collage, Concepts, Cooking,
Designs, Drawing, Exhibiting Art,
Fashion, Fishing, Interior Exterior Painting,
Meditation, Mosaics, Murals, Music,
Photography, Picture Frames, Portraiture,
Set Design, Theater Stage Props, Vinyl Records, Walking
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