Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Blank no. 3


Blank no. 2


Before and After Show, Chris Kolupski

Before and After
a show by Christian Kolupski
of smaller paintings show metaphors for
the transitions we experience in our life journey.


After working for nine years in Rochester, NY as an illustrator, Christian relocated to New York City in 1995 to produce historical illustrations for an international publisher. His proximity to the museums of Manhattan, Boston and Philadelphia allowed him to study the masters and determine exactly what part of art history he was most interested in. The work of John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla Bastida, and the early impressionists helped Christian focus on the narrow intersection of impressionism and tonalism that occurred at the end of the 19th century.

Christian studied at The Art Student's League of New York with figurative artist Dean Keller, and portrait artists Everett Raymond Kinstler and Nelson Shanks. Christian continued his studies with Nelson Shanks at his Philadelphia atelier Studio Incamminati. Christian also takes annual painting trips to Colorado and Utah where he paints outdoors to refresh his studio work.

Christian exhibits throughout western New York, Colorado and Utah, and has works in public and private collections around the world. His work is also on permanent display within the Elizabeth Collection, located at 565 Blossom Road in Rochester, NY.

Christian is the director of Boxart Street Atelier, a privately owned school of drawing and painting in Charlotte, NY.

He currently resides in Rochester, NY with his wife Michele and their daughter Violet.

Christian is represented by:

Ago Gallery of Fine Art
Ouray, CO

The Overlook Gallery
Moab, UT

The Framing Edge Gallery
Bay Towne Plaza
1900 Empire Blvd
Webster, NY 14580
(585) 787-2150

Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame
Canandaigua, NY

Frame Works & Gallery
Grand Junction, CO

Notable commissions include:

Family portrait for Jonathan Judge, CEO of Paychex Corporation

Portrait of Marvin Sands, founder of Constellation Brands

Portrait of James Neely, founder of AMSA Corporation

Portrait of John Odenbach Sr., founder of The Dolomite Group

Christian Kolupski is a member of:

The American Society of Portrait Artists

The New York Society of Portrait Artists

The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester

Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters

New York Plein Air Painters

  • The paintings are available for sale and on display at our store.
  • Buy two or more and receive a 10% discount.
  • All works are original oil on board or on canvas board.
  • You may purchase by phone, email or in person.
  • Framing service available on the premises by our skilled framer, Mr. Michael Burdick.
  • Store phone is (585)787-2150

"Outnumbered" 5"x7" BID NOW

"Reese's - Vending Series" 5"x7" $109.00

"Young and Old" 5"x7" BID NOW

"Dots - Vending Series" 8"x10" SOLD

"Pretzels and Popcorn" 5"x7" BID NOW

"Kiss Unwrapped" 5"x7" BID NOW

"Single" 5"x7" BID NOW

"Big and Little Broccoli" 5"x7" BID NOW

"Circle of Life"11"x14" $219.00

"Peeled" 5"x7" SOLD

"Peel" 5"x7" SOLD

"Encounter" 8"x10" BID NOW

"Tryst" 8"x10" BID NOW

Gallery of Artists

This page for gallery of Artist.................to come!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Welcome to The Framing Edge

Welcome to the Framing Edge blog and store support site.

My name is Gordon van Vliet and I recently assumed ownership of a small custom picture framing shop in Webster, New York.

Michael Burdick is our Master Framer and has been working at his craft for 22 years. He is excellent both in helping you, our customer, in choosing an aesthetically pleasing frame for your art or collection and then in constructing the frame itself. Michael takes great pride in his work and rightfully so.

One of the new things that I have initiated in the store is showing some fine art done by local artist in the Western New York area.

Chris Kolupski is a talented artist in several ways. He is a successful illustrator, having spent years working for an international magazine and continuing on a free lance basis while also doing fine portraiture and mural work. He has consented to doing some small and affordable pieces just for our store. These begin at $100 unframed and Michael can help you choose an appropriate frame.

Here are two examples and would display well together. "Encounter" on the left and "Tryst" on the right. They display both talent and an artist insight into relations. Both are painted in fine oils on an artist panel. Chris will be at the store to discuss his work in the near future and I will let you know the times so you can stop in and meet the artist.

Encounter 8"x10" BID NOW

Tryst 8"x10" BID NOW

If you would like to discuss acquiring a work by Chris Kolupski please call Michael at the store. The telephone number is 585-787-2150.