|Christopher Jenkins is an American painter who specializes in transportation subjects and landscapes. He has worked for 30 years in the transportation industry, so he is familiar with his favorite subject matter.
He paints in a realistic style. His objective is to capture the essence of a scene or a machine, but without distracting detail. In many of the paintings, the artist has worked to create a sense of motion.
The paintings are created using a variety of high quality oil paints, brushes and other tools, including the painting knife.
The artist describes his creative process as follows: " I use traditional oil painting techniques. I approach each painting by making several sketches to test different points of view and compositions. Once I am satisfied with the approach, I create a shaded pencil sketch on paper. I then draw reference points that correspond to the sketch on the canvas using pencil, charcoal, or paint. I then typically create a monochrome under painting using shades of gray or brown. Once the under painting is dry, I begin the application of color. Color is followed by the addition of details. In some cases I apply thin color glazes to areas of the painting to achieve a desired color or color saturation. Once dry, the painting is finished with a transparent, archival, UV shielding varnish. "
The artist is an associate member of the International Society of Marine Painters, the American Society of Aviation Artists, the Allied Artists of America, and the Oil Painters of America. He is listed in the World Artists Directory, and in Ask Art's Blue Book of American Artists.
Framed and unframed prints of many of the artist's paintings are available from Fineart America. Follow this link to see the choices: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/christopher-jenkins.html
You are also invited to visit the artist's website http://www.trainsshipsplanes.com to see more paintings, a list of recent shows containing my art and other information.
You will find articles on the artist in the November 2011 and January 2012 editions of American Art Collector Magazine. The artist's painting Superpower at Scranton was featured as the back cover of the 4th quarter 2011 edition of the Diamond, the quarterly publication of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Historical Society.
Two of the Artist's paintings were included in the 2012 art show and sale held at the Cheyenne Depot Museum.
The artist's painting Allied Orient Lines was included in the show entitled The Railroad in American Life at Penn State's Hub Gallery during the spring and summer of 2012.
Three of the artist paintings were selected for the 2012 show All Aboard, an exhibition of trains at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, Vermont.
The artist's painting Allied Orient Lines was selected for inclusion in the 96th annual exhibition of the Allied Artists of America held at the National Arts Club in New York City during November 2009.
Two of the artist's paintings were selected for inclusion in the International Waters Exhibit held at the Ventura County Maritime Museum in Oxnard, California August 17-September 5, 2008.
Paintings by the artist were included in the Railway Reflections International Art Expo held at the Nevada State Library Gallery in Carson City, July 17-August 17, 2008.
The artist's painting AHEAD OF THE WEATHER was selected for the Silver Anniversary Juried Show of the American Plains Artists, to be held at the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, TX June 6-July 12th 2009.