Kristopher Thomas is an emerging landscape painter, born in Nelson, New Zealand 1991. He first picked up a brush and approached his first canvas at 15 years of age. The mark he made on that very first canvas was also a major mark towards a colorful career. From than onward, he became obsessed with the craft and focused his time predominantly on learning the basic foundations. This lead to endless hours of studying up on the old masters and training under the eyes of established contemporary artists.
Growing up in New Zealand, finding subject matter to exercise his skills was never a problem. Surrounded by endless mountains, lakes and rivers, sketches and paintings were being produced at a rapped pace. The primary influences in Kristopher's work include "Caspar David Friedrich" "Andrew Wyeth" and in recent times "Graham Sydney" However most inspiration is sourced from the profound landscape and surrounds he loves.
He presents his vision of diverse subjects through a painting technique that uses oils on canvas, linen and hardboard. The process of using traditional methods and transparent glazes to expose unique atmospheric effects is one that he particularly enjoys. Through this connection with the painting development, one can see paintings that reveal promising hints of depth, color choice and sensation. To Kristopher, these characteristics are crucial elements that must be respected and introduced into each of his canvases.
Kristopher has painted internationally, including Australia and Europe and is proud to have secured several art awards along the way. His creations have been displayed in a diverse mix of both solo and group exhibitions and his work has been collected privately across the globe. These experiences have all been formative steps towards his future aspirations of a life-long career in the arts.