Venus Exhibit Review

excerpt from article art review in New City: “In one of the most poignant pieces, New England artist Christopher Cart presents a nude woman turning away from her mirror in confusion and dismay—perhaps she just realized that she is no

McKee Family, Summer Porch

family portrait oil on canvas, 36 x 42

Composition playground

Composition is one of those aspects of paint learning that will never be complete.  You can never sign off and say, “Well, I learned that now on to painting”.  Composition possibilities are endless and fascinating. An art friend and I

Making technique organic to the work

One of my goals lately is to make my technique organic, to the story in the piece, not try to impose one technique or process on the entire composition, but rather to have each bit of the vision speak in

The Lacasse Boys

Portrait of the the Lacasse boys in Italy. Oil on canvas

Vincent Millay

Portrait of Edna St Vincent Millay, oil on canvas 2017 I painted this portrait for the Millay Poetry Festival in Rockland, Maine in 2017.  This is my vision of what she might have looked like had she not died in

Hallowell Woodstock 2017

this is the poster designed for the 2017 Hallowell Woodstock Revival Festival, with live music and arts and artisan fair.

self portrait

oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

A paradox? A paradox?

A paradox? A paradox, A most ingenious paradox! We’ve quips and quibbles heard in flocks, But none to beat this paradox! A paradox, a paradox, A most ingenious paradox. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, This paradox. Pirates

Playbill design for Promises, Promises

Playbill designed for Gaslight Theater’s production of Promises, Promises.

Two Dancers

A study for a painting of 2 dancers – pencil and conte on toned paper.

Picnic

A theater playbill design for Gaslight Theater in Hallowell, Maine for the play Picnic. Picnic is a 1953 play by William Inge. The play was premiered at the Music Box Theatre, Broadway, on 19 February 1953 in a Theatre Guild

2nd Annual Woodstock Revival

Poster and t-shirt design for the Second Annual Woodstock Revival in Hallowell, Maine.  A great event with tons of great art, music and dancing.

Superman is Down!

A poster designed for a benefit for Scott Baker at the Quarry taproom in Hallowell, Maine.

Bear Hunting, Moxie Gore

new portrait commission, 2016 36 x 36 inches, Acrylic on canvas.

At Old Orchard Beach

A commissioned portrait of a mother and daughter at Old Orchard Beach in Maine.

Woodstock Revival

Poster and t-shirt design for Hallowell’s first Annual Woodstock Revival Music and Art Festival.

dreams of flying

Sometimes just playing with dark lines on white paper is the best.  It feels like magic when you take a blank page and with a few spare lines you tell a full story.  …and for now back to the brushes,