Artist of the month:

Chris Kyle

Christopher (Chris) Kyle was born and raised in Charleston, SC.  He studied engineering design graphics and graphic design in college but kept coming back to traditional art.  Chris is entirely self taught, passing or failing through trial and error.  He works primarily in charcoal, however, loves incorporating colored pencil in his work and has a secret obsession with pen and ink.  Chris began taking art seriously in 2011 and joined Summerville Artist Guild in 2012.  Since then, he’s won a handful of ribbons (most recently 2nd place at the 2018 Old Santee Canal Show), done numerous commissions, and a few business logos.  For Chris, art is no hobby.  He’s striving to be a professional artist much like Jonathan Green and Bob Graham.  He says, “If they can do it, why can’t I?”

Chris Kyle, recent award-winner & member since 2012