Chris Ripley, Calgary Member Since April 2008 Artist Statement First, I would like to say thanks for visiting my galleries. I am an emerging sports artist, I studied art at the University of Lethbridge, majoring in painting and drawing. My personal art uses collaged architectural spaces to "flip" the viewer into experiencing certain emotions. I have an extreme passion for architecture in general and the emotions it can create, and I try to infuse these feelings into my paintings. Many aspects of my artwork have been influenced by greats artists. Some of the influences are Thiebaud's use of colour, de Chirico's use of perspective, and Braque's compositional structure. I hope you enjoy my artwork and please leave me comments as I enjoy the feedback. If you are interested in original artwork, please send me an email. Thanks for visiting my gallery, and I hope to hear from you soon.