About the Book
This book is a gallery of fifty original oil portraits, and represents my approach to interpreting and conveying the unique beauty I find in my subjects. Although most are commissioned portraits, the collection also includes a number of portraits I've painted sheerly for my own pleasure. Each one has indeed been a privilege.
The 2007 Collection is the first annual published portfolio of my work, and I will add annual supplements each year.
Chris Saper has delivered nearly 400 commissioned portraits to clients nationwide since beginning her portrait business in 1991. The author of "Classic Portrait Painting in OIls: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones" and "Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color and Light", her work has been published in "The Best of Portrait Painting", "Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing" and "Drawing and Painting People: The Essential Guide", all of which are published by North Light Books.She has published 4 instructional DVDs, also through North Light Books. In addition to her commission portrait practice, Chris is an active instructor, speaker and demonstrator; she has served on the Faculties of the Portrait Society of America and the Scottsdale Artists' School. Chris has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, and a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration