Chris Kling, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978. She has lived most of her life in Florida and also abroad in Singapore. She is married and currently resides in Stuart, Florida.
Ms. Kling has received numerous awards from shows for her landscapes and portraiture throughout the southeastern region of the United States and with the Portrait Society of America, from which she received an award for her portrait of “Molly“ as well as an award this year for her portrait of “John”. She has received many commissions for her oil portraits and landscapes and her work is in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States as well as international collections. Those collections include the paintings of John Peyton, Mayor of Jacksonville, FL and Dr. John Trainer, President of Bolles School.
She has often attended the Portrait Society of America’s portrait conferences held in Washington, DC, Atlanta and Philadelphia, all of which are attended by portrait artists from around the world.
Chris is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Plein Air Florida, Women Artists of the Southeast, and Oil Painters of America. She has work in several galleries in Florida and you may see her work at www.chrisklingartist.com. Locally she is represented by Palm City Art and Frame.
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