Chris Volker is an artist living in Northern California.  She was born and raised in the Midwest and received a BFA in Painting from the University of Iowa.  She was a professional artist in Portland, Oregon for seven years showing in Portland and Seattle galleries then moving to California where she became an art therapist and a psychologist.  

The paintings are fluid and gestural, utilizing experimental methods of application while holding true to fine art principles.  Color, transparency, form and texture are some of the elements that hold the composition together, and like straight-ahead jazz, the process of painting is improvisational and intuitive.  There is an interplay of conscious and unconscious processes at work, and the viewer is invited in to see what comes up for them.  

Chris Volker's work can be seen at The Sacramento Art Center and The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center.  The Volker Art Studio can be reached at 916-714-6142 and email at