Chris Zambon is a color expressionist. She is represented in many galleries and corporate collections throughout the country and is in demand for her brilliant colored still lifes and vibrant landscapes.
Chris Zambon was born in Wisconsin in 1949. She and her husband now live in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Moving to California in 1986, Zambon studied at the California Institute of Art and states, “Color is my primary voice, while rhythm and form are next.”
Her usual practice is to paint on location.
Her personal favorite art historical periods are Impressionism, German Expressionism and American Abstract Expressionism. Each had a bond in common; the spontaneous application of unblended paint.
Bathed in a strong natural light source, the spontaneous brush work of Chris Zambon contains a luminous quality. The hues are prismatic and pure. Building quick energetic shapes to create rhythmic patterns, Zambon’s paintings have a sense of movement and atmosphere akin to French Plein Air painting. Her style is loose and free flowing, making for an active surface. Although her work describes the natural world through landscapes and still lifes, she is notagainst exploring pure abstraction.
Chris Zambon’s paintings can be seen in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and also in several galleries within the city.