Chris Roche

Artist Biography

Working in both oil and acrylic with great emotion she loves to paint the landscape and capture the natural beauty of nature and objects. She uses color both intuitively and expressively to create a realist image of the landscape that deeply inspires her. Capturing the moment of heightened light and energy on the subject matter and in particular the focal point within each piece is her personal goal. Living in Steamboat is continuous inspiration for her paintings of the environment. 

Chris Roche’s Art

Flat Tops Winter

Flat Tops Winter

Oil Painting 12x14 SOLD

Home Ranch of Catamount

Home Ranch of Catamount

Oil on Canvas 14x11 $350

Big Bison

Big Bison

Alpen Glow

Alpen Glow

Oil On Canvas 30x36 $650

Reflections on Catamount Lake

Reflections on Catamount Lake

Oil on Canvas 14x18 $450

Home Ranch Hay fields

Home Ranch Hay fields

Oil on Canvas 18x14 $650

Fenced in

Fenced in

Oil on Canvas 20x16 $450

Garden of Daisies

Garden of Daisies

Oil on Canvas 14x11 $350

Golden Days on Rabbit Ears Pass

Golden Days on Rabbit Ears Pass

Oil on Canvas 14x18 $500

Rabbit Ears Vista

Rabbit Ears Vista

Oil on Canvas 14x11 $350

Hay Bails

Hay Bails

Oil painting. 20x16 $650

Cave Creek

Cave Creek

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

Acrylic on Canvas 11x14 $350

Desert Hike

Desert Hike

Desert Blooms

Desert Blooms

Cozy Cabin

Cozy Cabin

11x14 Oil on Canvas $350

Henny Penny

Henny Penny

Acrylic on Canvas 11x14 $350

Elk River

Elk River

Oil painting 16x20 $650

Ireland Vista

Ireland Vista

Oil Painting 12x14 SOLD

Cottonwood Tree

Cottonwood Tree

Oil painting 9x12 $250

Catamount Lake

Catamount Lake

Oil Painting 9x12 $250

Behind the Shed

Behind the Shed

Oil on Canvas 11x14 $350

Lady In The Garden

Lady In The Garden

Oil painting 14x16 $350

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

Oil painting 12x 14 Strings event

Aspens in winter

Aspens in winter

16" x 20" oil on Canvas $200.00

Botanic Reflections

Botanic Reflections

Oil painting 9x12 $250

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Acrylic 11x14 $200

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Oil Painting 16x24 $650

Desert Mountain Senset

Desert Mountain Senset

Oil Painting 36x30 $650

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SummerFields-oil-36x30-$1000_edited.jpeg

Oil Painting 36x30 $1000

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Acrylic Painting 11x14 $300

High Mountains

High Mountains

Oil painting 14x11 $300

Desert View

Desert View

Oil painting 9x12 SOLD

Barrel Cactus

Barrel Cactus

Oil Painting 9x12 SOLD

Aspen Grove

Aspen Grove

Oil Painting 24x36 $500

Agave

Agave

Oil Painting 9x12 SOLD

Yuca

Yuca

Oil Painting 9x12 SOLD

Garlic

Garlic

Oil Painting 10x10 $250

Homestead

Homestead

Oil Painting 9x12 $250

Pear Cactus

Pear Cactus

Oil Painting 9x12 SOLD

Scrub Brush Fall

Scrub Brush Fall

Oil Painting 9x12 $250

River Reflections

River Reflections

Oil Painting 9x12 $250

Old Town

Old Town

Oil Painting 9x12 $250

Fishing Spot

Fishing Spot

Oil Painting 9x12 $250

Fish Creek

Fish Creek

Oil Painting 9x12 $250

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TuscanStyle-oil-12x14-$400-SOLD_edited.jpeg

Oil Painting12x14 SOLD

Majestic Sunset Arizona

Majestic Sunset Arizona

Oil Painting 30x36 SOLD

Horse Pasture

Horse Pasture

Oil Painting 14x11 $300

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Sunflower-oil-30x24-$400-SOLD_edited.jpeg

Oil Painting 24x30 SOLD

The artist found peace, solitude and enjoyment from art at an early age. She started to develop her art skills through high school winning art awards at graduation only to be told by her parents, with good intention, that she was going to nursing school to pursue a real career.

 

Once out of school she lived and worked in Boston and New York as a Nurse but on her time off she immersed herself in the arts attending art classes and going to every Art museum and gallery that she passed.

 

At this time she was also exposed to the Therapeutic art programs within the hospitals that provided expression and healing to patients dealing with many different medical issues. This fascinated her to see how therapeutic art can be to the human soul.

 

She later went back to school for interior design where homes became her canvas and palette. Working with color, scale and playing up focal points in a room like a fine painting.  She decided to finally pursue her real passion, and again headed off to college for Fine Art. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Metropolitan State University with a minor in Art History. This she states was the gift she gave to herself.  

 

She has mentored under many great artists in Steamboat such as Richard Galusha and Chula Beauregard and has attended Plein Air workshops held in and around Steamboat by distinguished artist such as Keith Bond and Quang Ho to mention a few. She views painting as a life journey that is forever a learning experience. Art to her is very therapeutic, challenging yet rewarding, requiring much exploration and discovery.

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