Chris Luckman

Chris Luckman grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the USA, and is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. She continued her study of painting at Art New England in Bennington, Vermont, and at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, Maryland. After retiring from a successful art teaching career, she now maintains a studio in Takoma Park, Maryland. She has also traveled widely in five continents and is involved in several organizations which promote peace and cross cultural understanding through the arts. The following is her statement about her work:

“My work is a reflection of my personal experiences and perceptions of my surroundings, both here and in my travels, surroundings which I find filled with color and beauty. Since my retirement in 2008, I undertook a series of trips to find out what life was like in different parts of the world. My landscapes and architectural studies are the culmination of my visual journey from here to the corners of the earth. Everywhere I went, I experienced friendliness and a deep sense of peace, despite the news reports in our troubled world. With a strong interest in cross cultural understanding, I would like to share my rich and colorful travel experiences through my paintings. I believe that the arts transcend all languages and cultures.

“I am a ‘realist’ with a leaning towards abstraction. Inspired by the Post Impressionists and the Fauves, I seek a dynamic interplay of color relationships using good design and composition. I look for subject matter that calls to me from the unique character of the place I am visiting. I first begin a painting on location, gathering the information I need to design the composition and record the colors. I often photograph the site for future reference.Then I complete the painting in my studio where I seek inspiration to capture the atmosphere and memory of my experience of the spot, developing the painting into my own personal expression.”

Chris exhibits her work locally and nationally.


Architectural Explorations, Artists & Makers II, Rockville, Maryland, 2018.

From the Corners of the Earth, Glenview Mansion Conference Room, Rockville, Maryland, 2017.

From the Corners of the Earth, River Road UU Congregation, Bethesda, Maryland, 2016

Travel Paintings, Gallery B, Bethesda, Maryland, 2014.

From the Corners of the Earth, Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 2013.

From the Corners of the Earth, Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, Maryland, September, 2013.

Paintings from Here and Abroad, Glenview Mansion Conference Rooms, Rockville, Maryland, 2012.

Paintings from Here and Abroad, River Road Congregation, May, 2011.

Paintings from Here and Abroad, Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, Maryland, June 2009.

Exhibit of Oil Paintings, Glenview Mansion Conference Room, Rockville, Maryland, 2005.

Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions:

Annual Members Show, Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, Maryland, 2018, 2014, 2009, 2003, 2001, 2000.

Celebrate Color and Light, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Virginia, 2017

Strokes of Genius, MFA Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, 2016.

MiniSolos@Touchstone, Washington, D.C., 2015

A Touch of Red, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2015.

Rockville Art League Member Exhibit, Pepco Edison gallery, Washington, DC, 2014.

Evidence of Civilization, Har Shalom Congregation, Potomac, Maryland, 2014.

Hot,Hot,Hot, a juried exhibition, Foundry Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2013.

Strathmore Artist Members Juried Exhibitions, Rockville, Maryland, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2006, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1991.

Landscapes, Leading Artists Online Gallery, honorable mention, 2013.

[re] LAUNCH, Member Exhibition, Willow Street Gallery at DC Arts Studios, 2012.

Color and Light, Leading Artists Online Gallery, honorable mention, 2012.

Park Perspectives, Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, Maryland, February, 2012.

20th National Juried Exhibition, Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, Maryland, 2011.

Gateway to the Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, New Mexico. 2011.

Abstractions, Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2011.

Annual National Juried Exhibition, Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia, 2000, 2011

Reflections, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2010

20th Annual Mid Atlantic Art Exhibit, d'Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia, 2010

Bethesda Paintings, Yellow Barn Gallery, 2010.

Rockville Art League Juried Members Shows, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 , 2005, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1991.

Montgomery County Association Juried Members Show “Creative Expressions”, Friendship Heights Village Center, Maryland, 2010, 2009.

Takoma Park Open Studio Tour, Takoma Park, Maryland, 2008, 2007.

Rockville Art League Members Exhibit, McCrillis Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, 2000.

Works by Contemporary Maryland Artists, State Government House, Annapolis, Maryland, 1999.

Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, 1995.

Members Exhibition, Maryland Art Education Association,Department of Education Gallery, Howard County Public Schools, Maryland, 1995,1991, 1989.

Fifth National Drawing and Print Exhibition, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992.

Drawing on Excellence, The Art Barn, Washington, D.C., 1992.

Glen Echo Artists' Exhibit, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1990.


A Touch of Red, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Honorable Mention, 2015.

Rockville Art League Juried Member Shows:
Honorable Mention, oil on canvas, 2015
First place, oil painting, 2010
Honorable mention, oil on canvas, 2005.
Second place, oil on canvas, 2000.
First place, oil on canvas, 1995.
Third place, drawing, 1991.
Montgomery County Juried Art Exhibition, Strathmore Hall, Recognition Award, 1998.

All images © Chris Luckman