• Between Stone and Sky, oil on canvas, 17 x 48

  • watercolor on Arches 300lb cold press 37 x 34 inch

  • Oil on Canvas, 52 x 52 inches A band of artists an

  • “Shooting Star” a new painting, curren

  • oil on canvas, 32 x 37  An oil inspired by a young

  • A new watercolor, 29.75 height x 22 width  

  • The Friends of Lithgow Library asked me to create

  • acrylic on canvas 24 x 47 inches Currently availab

  • A painting commission of one of our local haunts,

  • Oil on canvas 30 x 37 inches

  • oil on canvas a painting of my son and my wife.  C

  • A small miniature oil which was juried into the in

  • small 10 inch watercolor/drybrush.

  • Oil on canvas, 2013 The compressed composition of

  • oil on canvas, 2008 A summer’s day at Reid&#

  • egg tempera on panel, 2011

  • This is an oil painting included in the Transformi

  • A mural in downtown Hallowell, near the state capi

  • oil on canvas illustration for a book cover, novel

  • a painting for an exhibit against human traffickin

  • "Act II" showcases the idiosyncra

  • The grandeur of Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Mai

  • At Popham Beach in Maine in the pearly light diffu

  • The oil painting “Koi Pond” was inspir

  • Veranda 24 x 24inches egg emulsion Sold At first g

  • This oil painting has an edginess that reflects th

  • egg tempera on panel, one of my early egg temperas

  • oil on canvas, 32 x 32 in, 2005

  • One of Christopher Cart’s explorations of li

  •   A small, 5 x 7 inch, egg tempera.  I like t

  • oil on canvas, 2010

  • The Maine Contra Dance move called the Gypsy has a

  • This is a portrait detail of the singer/actor Denn

  • egg tempera, 2010 This is a painting inspired by f

  • Here is the painting, Dark Waters, as it has evolv

  • A simple chat at the beach.   I really like t

  • An Irish Step dancer leaps straight as an arrow in

  • A harvest dance in a vineyard breaths the scent of

Chris Cart has recently finished a new mural for the City of Bath, Maine.  As well as two companion portraits of the founders of the Elsie and William Viles Charitable Foundation.

  • Here is a detail from a work in progress.  An oil called At the Villa Paradiso.  Some paintings slam into me, fully...

  • a detail from my Kennebec Courthouse mural…a woman waiting to get on the steamboat pier.

  • For my 8 x 32 foot exterior mural, “Dance of Two Cultures” in Brunswick, Maine I used Golden heavy body acrylics.  These...

  • just another detail of my Kennebec mural in Augusta, Maine.  the mural is 14 x 40 feet, over 500 square feet with...

  • A very good tribute to one of our good ones.

  • No mural of the Kennebec river history could be complete without reference to the trappers who explored the river and hills.  I...

  • I have always been interested how other artist’s have their studios. Are they neat and tidy? Chaotic? Eclectic? So, along this vein,...

  • The work on figure studies for the Kennebec Courthouse mural continues.  This woman is for the crowd scene on the pier.  There will...

  • This is a watercolor on paper of a girl I saw at an exhibit in New York.  She was as much a...

  • Carl Little included this striking watercolor in his book, “The Art of Maine in Winter”, in company with images by Jamie Wyeth,...

  • Oil on Canvas, 52 x 52 inches A band of artists and performers roam the dunes of Maine at Popham. Christopher is...

  • study for “Amigas” graphite and conté on toned paper Before I paint I do tons of studies on paper and canvas.

  • Some paintings or pieces of art are snapshots–one thought, one impression, one gesture, that you want to capture, bam, on a page....

  • ink on Arches watercolor hot pressed paper, 8 x 10 inches There is something about playing with simple lines on white paper.

  • a few more things from the sketchpad. Sometimes I look through older drawing pads to spark an idea or see a figure...

  •   just a quick sketch of a model from the other day.  It is very important to keep my hand in everyday...

  • An oil for an exhibit about human trafficking.

  • “Shooting Star” a new painting, currently represented by The Sharpe Gallery in Kennebunkport, ME.  A couple dancing on a Maine beach under the...

  • A watercolor on Arches of a path to Popham beach looking out to Pond Island. SOLD

  • This series of videos showing how to sail the full rigged Norwegian ship Sørlandet have been fascinating in my ongoing mural research....

  • Here is the piece…tentatively called Dark Water, after quite a bit of reworking.   (you can see the first ‘finished’ version in a...

  • This is a painting that was ‘finished’ last summer. And yet this week while this piece was back in the studio I...

  • Katherine Cart rests on the rocks near Pemaquid, Maine in this tender watercolor by Christopher Cart.  Christopher captures her wistful tiredness after...

  • A historical mural created for The Quarry Taproom in Hallowell showing the quarry industry in Hallowell.  It features several notable Hallowell residents.

  • program and playbill for a production of Promises, Promises.

  • Oil portrait of a Maine activist.  The subject stands on a staircase in the Maine State House.  Her beautiful  youthful face is...

  • Shown and sold at the 2005 Contemporary Realism Show, Center for Living Arts, Mobile, Alabama.  The use of wax medium (beeswax melted...

  • I went up on the roof to fix the weather vane and ended up painting instead.  The flag was stretched out straight...

  • just for curiosity sake, here is the playbill/poster I designed for the production of Bells are Ringing.  Had a great time with...

  • In the ongoing conversation on composition I thought I would dissect this painting, Summer Entourage, a large oil, 52 x 52 inches.  Summer...

  • When we begin the process to create a new painting we sometimes have the illusion an idea could be expressed in many...

  • As artists we paint what we see.  In the visual arts this, of course, makes sense.  But we see things many different...

  • a good start with an oil sketch for a new painting.

  • Oil Portrait of Judy Wathen, commissioned by her husband, Daniel Wathen.  The artist captures her elegant toughness perfectly.  Her stance is alert,...

  • This deceptively simple ink line drawing of bathers frolicking in the surf has a clarity of line reminiscent of figures on ancient...

  • a study on toned paper with pencil and conte for the Dances with Two Cultures Mural in Brunswick, Maine.

  • This atmospheric watercolor of a Maine churchyard by Christopher Cart was originally a cover illustration for a book about hauntings in Maine...

  • The launch of my own new website was followed close on the heels by the new website designed for the Brunswick mural.

  • a study for the 32 foot mural, Dance of Two Cultures in Brunswick Maine

  • Yesterday I spent the day at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine, doing mural research in the photo library.  It was a...

  • The finished full color mural will be called “The River Road” and will be a journey through time and travel on the...

  • Detail from Kennebec Courthouse Mural, 2015 a Revolutionary period woman and her family, tending the garden and waiting for her husband to...

  • Playbill and program cover for a production of Morning’s at Seven, a comedy by Paul Osborn.

  •   I am really enjoying these drawing sessions. No worries or obligations other than drawing.

  • A mermaid floats, weightless yet taut, amid the glory of her hair and her beloved ocean waters.  “Mermaid” is rendered in graphite...

  • Memoirs of a Common Man One day you wake, a silent quake your path’s compass turn a new day is stuck to...

  • The mask maker sits, camouflaged among his wares. It is interesting to note that his own face is hidden, while he shows...

  • Logging was very important on the Kennebec river up until the 1960’s.

  • Today working on the Kennebec Courthouse mural I did the initial block in of the logger.  I enlarged and transferred the drawing...

  • For my Kennebec County Courthouse mural I have been finding models all over the place.  After lots of research about logging in...

  • The oil painting “Koi Pond” was inspired by the pond at the Botanical Gardens in Barbados.  He was entranced by the graceful...

  • I recently read someone’s comments concerning Jeff Koon’s enormous hyper-polished steel balloon dog sculptures.   It got me wondering how we can...

  • The grandeur of Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine fills Judgement Call, one of Christopher Cart’s most dramatic paintings.  It is also a...

  • A new poster designed for the Hallowell Board of Trade to advertise the fabulous 2014 Hallowell Halloween Parade.

  • The granite industry was very important for this region Maine.  Stone cut from Hallowell hills was renowned for its clarity, lightness in...

  • Stumbled over this site… the Wooster Collective.  An interesting collection of graffiti from around the world.  There seem to be a lot of powerful artists...

  • This is another bookcover illustration, watercolor on paper. This one for a book of seacoast ghost stories.

  • study on toned paper, conte and pencil

  •   A small, 5 x 7 inch, egg tempera.  I like the open brushwork in this piece. close-up

  • Out on a walk and I just found out that Eastman Johnson lived just over a mile from here on Winthrop Street in Augusta. I love knowing this. He was a fabulous artist and to know he was was at his easel just down the road is wonderful.

  • …a few sketches from a recent drawing session. Some good, some not but doing this is important to keep the hand in....

  • An Irish Step dancer leaps straight as an arrow into the late afternoon air.  A dancer gracefully holding back her colorful skirt...

  • Here is a detail from my Kennebec mural.  This region was a bustling river highway back in the days fo sail and...

  • The Kennebec County Courthouse mural is progressing swiftly.  About two and a half weeks of actual work on the wall…following months of...

  • Recently, I had a student question the idea that artists really build paintings upon complex substructures, assuming that artists are actually just...

  • study for a book cover of ghost stories

  • a poster for an Adobe User Group meeting

  • My “Dance of Two Cultures” mural in Brunswick, Maine  is 6 and half years old this fall. Yesterday I was down in...

  • A couple of studies for a new painting in the works. This is one from my backstage/theatrical series. The backstage environment is...

  • A simple chat at the beach.   I really like the choppiness of the brushwork. While it may be tempting to smooth...

  • This egg tempera nude of two women sharing a deeply personal conversation on a beach in Maine glows with a light that...

  • Anyone who has studied art in any depth beyond a couple of survey books of great masters knows that there has been tons of crap created in any period.

  • We too often seem to think of the art world as an evolutionary process…one phase evolving into the more advanced phase. The...

  • This is actually an older painting from quite a few years back.  I stumbled over it in some files and thought I...

  • "Act II" showcases the idiosyncratic beauty of the singer/actress as she awaits the beginning of Act II in the wings, conserving her energy in the quiet of backstage, for the soon to return audience. Her pose, loose limbed and not pa

  • This is a small, 7 x 9 inch, watercolor I did for some friends.

  • A paradox? A paradox, A most ingenious paradox! We’ve quips and quibbles heard in flocks, But none to beat this paradox! A...

  • Last night I was talking with an artist friend about composition. This is one aspect of painting craft that will ever be a...

  • This is a closeup of my mural panel of the Popham Colony explorers from 1607.  The built the first ship, the Virginia,...

  • One monotype in the 100 Embraces series. monotype on paper 7 x 7 inches, image size $250, matted

  • At Popham Beach in Maine in the pearly light diffused by haze that will soon burn off, the women of Christopher Cart’s family...

  • This painting was inspired by the rooftop gardens at my gallery in Rockland. A beautiful space, the Muir Gardens. But really that...

  • Here is the painting, Dark Waters, as it has evolved since it came back to the studio.  A painting of my adopted...