Chris grew up in beautiful Saluda, North Carolina and has always enjoyed the natural and cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. She is a self-taught photographer and artist, specializing in pen and ink and watercolor, favoring historical architecture and nature themes.
She has lived in Alaska, spent time in Vermont, Florida, Hawaii and Colorado and settled in Luray, Virginia where she has lived for 22 years.
Her art style is very detailed, capturing the minute touches that make a scene special.
Her first sketch of Main Street Saluda has been for sale since 1995. They are currently available exclusively at Thompson’s Store in Saluda.
Her mother, Ruth Anderson, owns and operates the Chicken House in Saluda.
Her recent watercolors include detailed pen and ink/watercolors of butterflies of the mid-Atlantic with depictions of their host plants, caterpillar and other naturalist information.