Gold Rush

Gold Rush

Chris Thames

August 5 - 29, 2016

Reception: Friday, August 5, 2016; 6 - 9pm

Chris Thames was born in Forth Worth, Texas. He attended Paschal High School and then graduated from Subiaco Academy in Arkansas. He attended TCJC for a couple of years and after that joined the Marines. After the Marines and school, he settled down as a graphic artist specializing in presentations for about ten years. He worked in black and white and yearned to work in color.

So about 10 years ago, he picked up a paint brush and has been hooked ever since. His paintings have been selected for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, Firehouse Gallery in Fort Worth, Alzheimer Art Walk in Dallas, and his paintings can be seen in homes all across the DFW area.

He lives with his wife Nikki Nordlof, his stepson Kaley Nordlof, a cat named Gizmo, and a dog named Puppy.

His paintings include acrylic on canvas and mixed media paintings. He does have a preference for painting celebrities. Chris celebrates the stars of movie, sport, and television in his one-of-a-kind original paintngs. His style is mainly abstract, and he always finishes it with lots of color and energy. To see more of his work, see his gallery at