Christopher Clark Biography
Christopher has been an artist since early childhood, when he would watch Bob Ross on PBS and mimic the famed oil painter’s art with crayons. He considers himself a self-educated artist, with his studies ranging from personal training with contemporary masters, to classical academic art technique, with much inspiration from 19th Century art and the impressionist Movement. Christopher lived in Italy for a time, immersing himself in Italian culture and art, which continues to influence his painting. His fan base has grown considerably since his return to the U.S. gaining the attention of Lucasfilm and Marvel Fine Art, which both signed him as an officially licensed artist in June 2016 and immediately published a variety of his paintings.
Christopher is currently Lucasfilms #1 selling artist and very proud to have George Lucas himself as a collector. Lucas insists on having first right of refusal on Christopher’s future Star Wars originals. Christopher has been Lucasfilm’s featured artist at 2017 & 2018 Star Wars Celebrations and 2019 will be Christopher’s fourth year as Lucasfilm and Marvel’s featured artist at San Diego Comic Con. In the summer of 2019, Louisville Slugger and Fender Guitars recruited Christopher to be one of their featured artists at Major League Baseball’s All Star Game. Christopher currently tours and exhibits his artwork in different cities throughout the US, including Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, San Jose, Denver, Colorado Springs, Houston, Austin, Las Vegas & more.
Christopher’s painting skills are not his only talent in the arts. In addition to being fluent in Italian and English, he has won several national swing dance championship competitions; and also studies tango and blues dancing. He has played guitar since the age of 12 and during his time as lead guitarist for a rock band, he opened for Blue Oyster Cult and Eddie Money, as well as headlined “The Whisky A Go Go” and “The Roxy” in Hollywood. Christopher has played trombone since high school and for the last 20 years has played with an all-trombone Christmas band in Orange County, California called the Balboa Bachelors, with whom he has played for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, the Hoag Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, as well as received a proclamation from the Mayor of Newport Beach for service to the Community. Christopher supports the Denver Chapters of both Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys and Girls Club. At age 41, Christopher Continues to gain national attention, while remaining humble in the continuing effort to grow and improve his artwork. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado and his works can be found in galleries along with the Disney Theme Parks.
“Attack on Takodana” Work in Progress Clip