In her Sausalito studio, Chris Adessa is surrounded by natural beauty. She uses her paints to capture the fog-shrouded rocky coast from Big Sur to Mendocino, and the hills and canyons in between. She says, “My inspirations are endless, they change with the sun, the fog, the tide and the passing clouds. I want each leaf to rustle in the wind after my last brush stroke.”
She supports environmental causes to protect and preserve the land she loves. Her award winning works are collected internationally and displayed in private collections, galleries, and museums. Her work has shown in the Sausalito Art Festival, Napa Valley Museum, Bolinas Museum, Marin MOCA and Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Her work has been featured on TV and in a number of print publications.
A founding member of The Adirondack Mountain School Painters in her home state of New York, Adessa is also Founding President of Friends of the Sharon Art Studio in San Francisco. She has studied with master painters Randall Sexton, Brian Blood and Chester Arnold in addition to her B.S. in Art from Penn State.
Her work can be seen at ChrisAdessa.com or by appointment in her Sausalito studio/gallery on the shore of the San Francisco Bay.