Art Brokerage: Christopher M. American Artist: b. 1975. Born in 1975 in Oakland, California, as a child Chris always had a penchant for drawing and painting. But he never considered being an artist a viable vocation until he entered a contest in his senior year of high school to win a semester scholarship to an art school. His portfolio prevailed and was awarded the scholarship and Christopher M has never looked back. The artist exclaims, “Once I got to art school and began studying painting and drawing from life, I was hooked. Since then I have never wanted to do anything else.” Dedication. Diligence. Passion. Such are the ingredients that have brought artist Christopher M.’s striking chef renderings into the limelight among both fine art and culinary circles. Known as “The Painter of Chefs,” his expressive, celebratory paintings go beyond literal depiction to honor the most prolific chefs of our time by painting them and preserving them historically on canvas. Listings wanted.