Chris Alers

 Chris Alers paints colourful, detailed paintings that depict strong naturalistic elements.  Working only with acrylic paints and medium, her process includes use of texture, glazing and negative space.  The painting process evolves through both spontaneous and measured strokes creating areas of intense activity coupled with soft ethereal aspects.  Through multi-layering a thick, tactile effect is created making the painting almost sculptural in nature.  The end result is a kind of visual poetry that expresses her love of nature, colour and pattern.