Chris Burkholder (American , born 1952) "Louisiana Bayou Pass" circa 1996, acrylic on canvas ,modern wood frame , 28" x 46", signed.
Chris Burkholder was born in Ohio in 1952 and grew up in Houston, Texas. Self-taught as an artist, Burkholder attended Angelina College setting up his own studio in 1972. Burkholder has been honored with over twenty-five museum and gallery exhibitions, and his work can be found in numerous private and public collections.
Known for his ethereal landscapes, Burkholder’s style can be described as American Luminism. The delicate changes in colors, achieved by glazing many layers of acrylic, create a hazy, dream-like effect. His landscapes are frequently not of a specific region; rather they are from a collection of memories, garnered from the flat lands of East Texas and the marshes and fields of West Louisiana.