photo courtesy of: Juan Ossa



Chris Craft has always created art. Since earning his BFA from UNC-Charlotte in 1994, he's juggled commercial and fine art. In January 2014, this Charlotte, NC painter became a full time artist. 


Chris is best known for his encaustic paintings. He fell in love with the medium from the moment he discovered it over ten years ago. The wax lends itself perfectly to his abstracted landscape imagery. In 2016, the artist took an encaustic class with Lisa Pressman at Penland School of Crafts. Since Chris was self-taught he wanted to know what else he could learn from another professional encaustic artist.


Thanks to Arts & Science Council, also in 2016, he was an ArtPop artist (had billboard of his encaustic throughout the year) and was a CSA (Community Supported Art) artist - creating 50 original paintings for these collectors. 


Find his encaustic paintings at Gooch Gallery in Hilton Head Island, SC (, and on his site ( 


Chris loves to teach encaustic and is scheduling private sessions for 2017. (Check out old blog for archives of his work: For more info, see Artist's resume' here.


Contact the artist:,

or (980)253-9171.