Christopher Gallego


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MEDIUM: Drawing | Oil | Graphite | Charcoal
SPECIALTY: ✔ Artistic Mindset & Process ✔ Critiques ✔ Technique & Demos

Paint with your eyes, your mind, and your intuition.

Technique comes second.

Get in over your head and take on bigger challenges.

Think abstractly. Don’t attach a name to the things you paint.

Focus on the process more than the outcome

Watch your state of mind while you work.

Have some fun & don’t obsess.

Feeling is everything.

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe

Christopher’s EXPERTISE

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Specialty: ✔ Artistic Mindset & Process ✔ Critiques ✔ Technique & Demos 



Technique Demos




Providing Critiques



Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend

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Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
American painter and draftsman Christopher Gallego (b. New York 1959) pairs intense observation with direct technique to bring simple everyday objects and spaces to life.

Gallego studied at the School of Visual Arts, the National Academy School of Fine Arts, and the Art Student’s League, all in New York.

His work is influenced by Morandi, Dickenson, and Velazquez, the artist claiming his passion is not for the masters but for the poetry of the visual world itself.

Fellowships include the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Rathbone Family of Art Historians.

Notable exhibitions include OK Harris, Hirschl & Adler, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Arkansas Arts Center, and the Rockefeller Fund. The New York Times, Art in America, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Sun have acclaimed his work.

Tens of thousands of artists and non-artists worldwide have read and shared Gallego’s monthly blog posts.

Gallego teaches at the New York Academy of Art, and the Art Students League of New York, and offers Online Classes.

He lives and works in Central New York State.