GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Hartwick is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Art. Chris is a mouth artist, as well as a graphic designer for Bob Jones University.
Currently, Chris works as a freelance mouth artist as well as a graphic designer for Bob Jones University. Chris loves the creativity of being in a co-op art gallery and believes it allows him to continually evolve as an artist. His areas of expertise include mouth art; Creation of advertisements and layouts for catalogs and magazines; Design of print materials which promote video products; Making use of rose motifs; Designing pieces that exemplify lucidity, Unblemished precision and pulsating color; Photoshop; InDesign; CorelDraw; Ball point pen; Acrylics; as well as watercolors. His work is defined by clarity, flawless accuracy, and vibrant colors. He recently became a first degree Black Belt in Chinese Ken Po, and was a Karate instructor at Bob Jones University from 2002-2010.
As a result of his vast professional successes, Chris has earned numerous awards including the Rembrandt Award for an outstanding testimonial from a person with a disability from Faith Baptist Church; President's Club-Overcomer Award; Piedmont Interstate Fair Art Competition Winner-South Carolina: 3rd place-Painting (Abstract); GA Pilot Club exhibition-honorable mention- A Tree Planted by the Rivers; Piedmont Interstate Fair Art Competition Winner-South Carolina: 2nd place-Mixed Media (Realistic); 3rd place-Drawing (Realistic); Midyear Art Show winner-Bob Jones University-Merit Award; Commencement Art Show winner-Bob Jones University- Honorable Mention; as well as the I.A.C.S. State Competition winner-1st place in calligraphy-Illinois. On May 3rd, 2013, Chris was recognized for all of his hard work with Bob Jones University, earning a 20 Year Service Award from the prestigious institution.
Throughout his educational career, Chris switched from English education to graphic design as a second semester freshman at Bob Jones University. As a student, both his fellow classmates and teachers were amazed at his skills, especially since he was using his mouth. He entered numerous art competitions held by the university and won several awards for his artwork. Chris would go on to graduate with his B.S. degree in Graphic Design in 1993.
Chris' work was featured in the 2014 Book of American Art Collections with Alcove Books. You can find his "Rain Upon The Mown Grass" watercolor on page 116 via www.alcovebooks.net.
To watch Chris at work, please follow the below link to watch him on WYFF 4 News: www.wyff4.com/news/man-with-physical-disability-paints-with-his-mouth/28215062
He was also featured in a short YouTube video where Chris shows viewers how he makes a fruit salad. Please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhrXCt_WoLU to watch.
For more information, please visit www.chrishartwick.com, and to view Chris' work with the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, please visit www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com/the-artists/chris-hartwick.
Contact: Robert Basilin, 516-825-5634 [email protected]
SOURCE Continental Who's Who