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Chris Paschke

Chris Paschke

Tehachapi, CA

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I have spent my entire life drawing, sketching, painting, and lettering. I'm trained to make paper, grind ink, build brushes, cut quills, and frame finished art. My art comes from a passion within, one that speaks without words. I have been strongly influenced by an eclectic combination of old world scribes, traditional Chinese master artisans, and abstract expressionism including Kline, Pollack, Rothko and Motherwell.

I create from my inner self, my soul, beginning from nothing—the Enso--allowing the medium to tell me what must be done. I'm passionate about working with Asian materials: brushes, paper and pigments. They speak to me allowing for a better fusion between western written words and wash techniques in my fine art calligraphy collections, and I love scrumptious touches of gold leaf. In 2007 I discovered encaustic--pigmented beeswax and damar resin--which has allowed my artistic journey to take me to a place where embedded images, Asian calligraphy and contemporary abstractions are all pulled together.

 

The Shape of Wine 2 by Chris Paschke

 

The Shape of Wine 1 by Chris Paschke

 

The Right Glass 6 by Chris Paschke

 

The Right Glass 5 by Chris Paschke

 

The Right Glass 4 by Chris Paschke

 

The Right Glass 3 by Chris Paschke

 

The Right Glass 2 by Chris Paschke

 

The Right Glass 1 by Chris Paschke

 

Wine Snob 2 by Chris Paschke

 

Wine Snob 1 by Chris Paschke

 

Party Time 2 by Chris Paschke

 

Party Time 1 by Chris Paschke

 

Tide pools I by Chris Paschke

 

Tide Pools II by Chris Paschke

 

Sapphire Cliff II by Chris Paschke

 

Sapphire Cliffs I by Chris Paschke

 

Blush Valley I by Chris Paschke

 

Blush Valley II by Chris Paschke

 

Indigo Jetty I by Chris Paschke

 

Indigo Jetty II by Chris Paschke

 

Beach I by Chris Paschke

 

Blue Skies I by Chris Paschke

 

Beach II by Chris Paschke

 

Blue Skies II by Chris Paschke

 

Island Sunset I by Chris Paschke

 

Island Sunset II by Chris Paschke

 

Any Direction 1 by Chris Paschke

 

Any Direction 2 by Chris Paschke

 

Distant City 1 by Chris Paschke

 

Distant City 2 by Chris Paschke

 

Creamy Yellow 1 by Chris Paschke

 

Creamy Yellow 2 by Chris Paschke

 

Creamy Yellow 3 by Chris Paschke

 

Creamy Yellow 4 by Chris Paschke

 

Ink Collage 1 by Chris Paschke

 

Ink Collage 2 by Chris Paschke

 

Ink Collage 3 by Chris Paschke

 

Ink Collage 4 by Chris Paschke

 

Ink Collage 5 by Chris Paschke

 

Ink Collage 6 by Chris Paschke

 

Ink Collage 7 by Chris Paschke

 

Ink Collage 8 by Chris Paschke

 

Ink Collage 9 by Chris Paschke

 

Iris-Blue by Chris Paschke

 

Iris-Red by Chris Paschke

 

Iris-Yellow by Chris Paschke

 

Iris-Violet by Chris Paschke

 

Magnolia-Yellow by Chris Paschke