Chris’ fabrics are the outward expression of a very rich, earthbound creative process. First as a painter, and for the past 30 years as a textile artist, her personal artistic narrative has centered on intuitively seeing extraordinary design potential in ordinary natural objects and translating that into beautiful cloth. It is this personal experience that resonates in her work and expresses a universal and timeless quality.
Chris was born in Hillsdale, Michigan and raised in Detroit. She studied drawing and painting at Michigan State University, earning BA and MA degrees in Art Education. After teaching high school art for 20 years, she opened her professional design studio in Lansing, MI In 1990.