Artist of the Week: P. Chris Christofferson
By Echo Staff
Jun 17, 2014, 20:09
Bald eagle photo by P. Chris Christofferson.
In order to better promote the arts, the Sea Coast Echo and The Arts, Hancock County, have partnered to offer our readers the Artist of the Week. We invite you to “vote” for your favorite artist each week by liking them on the Echo’s Facebook page. The artist with the most “likes” from Saturday-to-Saturday will then be our Artist of the Month, with a full feature story and multiple photos of his/her work. For more, e-mail email@example.com, or call us at 228-467-5474.
Our Artist of the Week, P. Chris Christofferson, is also the featured artist at Gallery 220 for the June Second Saturday Artwalk.
Christofferson came to the artist community on the coast rather late in life. She has been a medical malpractice attorney in New Orleans, and Katrina was the instigator to evaluate her life. She realized she wanted her last years to be filled with experiencing and documenting nature’s beauty rather than continuing in the meanness and sadness of her profession.
Photography of the infinite, kaleidoscopic visions on the coast fed her soul and she was able to move to Waveland in 2011 to live each day with a smile. Photos of grand shore, migratory and yard birds, alligators, butterflies, flowers, Waveland sunsets, Bayou Caddy and madonnas still protecting empty Katrina lots are intoxicating subjects for Chris. The pictured bald eagle landed for a split-second as Chris was photographing migratory indigo and painted buntings and rose-breasted grosbeak in her back yard. A wabi-sabi moment of perfection!
Chris makes framed cards of her photos, which can be preserved in 5x7 frames with special keepsake messages tucked inside and can be purchased at Gallery 220 in Bay St. Louis, Blue Skies Gallery in Long Beach and in Waveland at Hubbard’s, the General Store on Coleman and Claiborne Hills. Her photography is in Bay St. Louis at Gallery 220 and the month of June is sponsored by The Arts, Hancock County at The Chamber. The coast community, neighbors and individual artists welcomed Chris and her husband with such warmth that they relish their future in this midst.