Saper's portraits are currently held in more than 280 private and corporate collections
throughout the United States. Saper has exhibited at the US Senate Rotunda, the Salmagundi
Club, the National Arts Club in New York City, Vermont's Bennington Center for the
Arts, and numerous venues throughout the southwest.
Author of North Light Book's, Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light
(click to purchase at Amazon.com) and For Love or Money: A Business Handbook for
Portrait Painters (click to purchase), Mostly Monochrome (click to purchase).
Saper has also been published in The Best of Portrait Painting, American Artist
Magazine, Artist's Magazine, Pastel Journal, and Pastel Artist International
and International Artist Magazines.
Her work is also featured in
North Light Books' Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing (click to purchase);
Drawing & Painting People: The Essential Guide (click to purchase),
Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Light and Shadow (click to purchase)
Saper has two instructional DVDs available: "Painting Oil Portraits in Warm Light",
and "Capturing the Beauty of Monochrome Oil Portraits", both available through
North Light Books' www.artistsnetwork.com (click to purchase).
Since becoming a faculty member of the Portrait Society of America in 2006, Chris
has participated at the PSA's annual meeting, "The Art of the Portrait",
in the capacity of demonstrator, panelist on topics of interest, portfolio critiques,
and book signings. In the fall of 2007, Chris conducted a demo and workshop for the
Society's Academy, held at the San Francisco Academy of Art University.
Saper is a
contributor to John Howard Sanden's World of Portrait Painting, writing a regular
column, "Portraiture and the Pursuit of Excellence."
In addition to her full-time commissioned portrait practice, Saper is an active speaker,
demonstrator and instructor, teaching regularly at both the Scottsdale Artists' School
and at the Mountain Artists' Guild in Prescott AZ.
Chris Saper has studied with noted portraitists including Bettina Steinke, Burton
Silverman, Harley Brown, William Whitaker, Daniel Greene, Phil Beck and Dan Gerhartz.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration.