Art Collectors Reviews of Chris Fabbri

“Lovely Art”
-Shelia E., Singer/Drummer, April29, 2021

“Art of utter serenity”
-Beatrice Ndi Ayissi, Art Collector, August 2020

“…painter from California who paints everyone and everything you could possibly imagine. He paints on obscure surfaces like metal, wood, cardboard and anything he finds intriguing! I love his work because it’s so unique+cool!”
-Marnie Baca, Art Collector, June11, 2017

“Perfect Artist! love from Slovakia”
-Alzbeta Pavcova, Art Collector, Apr12, 2017

“Awesome painting…”
-video shout out from DJ Hurricane, HurraCave/JaysHat, Art Collector, ATL, Dec15, 2016

“Bringing us multicultural progressive realism, Chris Fabbri celebrates the present and revives the past. Continuing to draw and paint portraits for decades, applying oil and acrylic paint to canvas, paper and wood, inspired to focusing on photo shoots of California. The landscape of his art is about “the coming of age”.
—3200Stories, online review Dec1,2014

Alive Magazine June 2014 feat. Chris Fabbri

“Top5 East Bay Artist” -ALIVE East Bay California magazine, page47 June 2014

Marcus Thompson Timex Social Club, Chris Fabbri painting

“The art of Chris Fabbri is simply fabulous. Chris was easy to communicate with. I sent him photos via email and after a few questions, he took it from there. He kept me updated via facebook with photos of the progress he was making on my project. Chris is an exceptional artist and I highly recommend him.”
-Marcus Thompson, Musician/Art Collector, Timex Social Club, Berkeley, Mar26, 2014

“Chris Fabbri painting the Beastie Boys and he has some beautiful pictures to sell. Check out the live painting video”, Jan13, 2014

“Fabulous paintings, good for your eyes”
-Bernie Garcia, LA Art Collector/Guitarist, Feb1, 2013


“Although from Boston, Chris Fabbri has quickly made the Bay Area his stomping grounds; his work has been displayed and shown in many different galleries in the last 10 years. A “jack of all trades” of sorts, he works with many kinds of materials in many varieties of subjects but it seems as if the work that resonates the most is his work in digital prints.”
-Rene, f8 Icon SF Nov.21, 2012

AuntyMary's cafe Oakland, feat. Chris Fabbri paintings

“The vibe of the space felt good.
The walls were decorated with interesting art by East Bay artist Chris Fabbri” April 2011

2009 Dom Eusebius Wagoner, Bernard Johnson, Thomas X. Davis, first three Abbots of New Clairvaux, acrylic on canvas 36"x24"
2009 Dom Eusebius Wagoner, Bernard Johnson, Thomas X. Davis, first 3 Abbots of New Clairvaux, acrylic on canvas 36″x24″

“Artist Christopher Fabbri, is now showing his drawings and paintings in Vina,
for the wine tasting room of the New Clairvaux monastery. The monks there commissioned him to paint portraits of their Abbots, to be showcased for their new abbey which they are rebuilding with sacred stones from a 15th century monastery shipped over from Spain.” Oct.2011

2011 January front page, Red Bluff Daily News  Artist Chris Fabbri at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California
January 2011, front page, Chico, CA. Red Bluff Daily News, Artist -Chris Fabbri at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California. Inspired by his faith and family history, Chris Fabbri was spiritually drawn to the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina. Now, his art will be a part of it’s story. Fabbri, 37, of Walnut Creek, was commissioned in 2009 to create portraits of the first three Abbots, Dom Eusebius Wagoner, Bernard Johnson and Thomas X. Davis. The paintings, done in acrylics on canvas, are 36 inches by 24 inches, framed. When the abbey is finished being reconstructed from stones that meandered on an 800-year journey from the walls of a medieval Spanish monastery’s chapter house to Vina, Fabbri’s paintings may hang inside, he said. “The paintings were produced from me looking at tiny, tiny 2-inch black-and-white photos,” he said. They may either hang in the wine tasting room or be shown in a welcome area, but plans are still in the works. “Either way, I am happy because I know thousands of people of good faith will be seeing the paintings” he said. Fabbri, who grew up in Boston, used to work with fourth-and fifth-graders with autism when he moved to the Bay Area. However, art and Catholicism are central to who he is. “I practice a process of Buddhist meditation and Catholic faith while making my artwork and living everyday life” he wrote on his website. “I make artwork simply for the reason to share with you a vision of hope and glory.” Some of his vast accomplishments include time as a digital sound musician and an assistant art curator. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Suffolk University, Beacon Hill, Boston. “Being a portrait painter has been a challenge for me these last few decades, growing up, I’m trying to find good support and returning to my roots.” His mother was a nun in the Cistercian order before Fabbri was born, he said. His father was a distant cousin to Father Bernard. Fabbri’s pencil drawings of Thomas Merton and William Randolph Hearst are on display in the New Clairvaux Vineyard’s wine tasting room. Merton, a source of inspiration for Fabbri, quoted in a large panel on the opposite wall of the room. “In a world of noise, confusion, and conflict it is necessary that there be a place of silence, inner discipline and peace,” it reads. Fabbri hopes that what people will remember most about the work at the abbey are the Abbot’s smiles. -front page Red Bluff Daily News, Vina, CA. Jan.17, 2011

”What do security guards do when they’re bored? Some sleep. Some read. Some watch TV. Christopher Fabbri drew recreations of the Gardner art From 1994 to 1996, Fabbri was a guard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and he told me that his job was to stand in one position in a gallery and when no one was in the room, he could draw with a pencil to help pass the time. He drew what ever picture was closest to him. I emailed Fabbri about his pictures. I liked the simplicity of his drawings, and he gave me permission to share the Manet sketch. He told me that he drew the work on the back of a donation envelope, and you can see the seam on the surface of the paper. I asked Fabbri why he drew those pictures. “Because I liked them,” he told me. Fabbri is now a professional portrait painter, and you can see more of his work on his website.”
-Ulrich Boser, Writer, Boston, MA. June 2009

“Works by Fabbri, elected “best seller” on, shouldn’t be overlooked.” SF Jan.2004


”Christopher Fabbri is elected a best seller with PaintingsDirect,Inc.”
USA TODAY, newspaper Oct.1999

1999 A New Way, oil on canvas 14″x18″
1999 A New Way, oil on canvas 14″x18″

“His fenced landscapes are psychological responses to the concept of distance, has a realistic yet temporal approach. Areas of realistic colors are heavily brushed to smooth surfaces. His paintings, inspired by memories of childhood vacations, are neither realistic nor abstract but fall somewhere in between.”
-Vanessa Conti, American Landscape
PaintingsDirect, Inc. NY Oct.1999

“Your sensitivity is most appreciated”
-Audrey Goldstein, Art Teacher, NESAD Suffolk University, Boston 1995


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