One day my 5 year old daughter, Marissa (at the time, she's now 28.) tried to convince me she couldn't paint or draw. I promised her if she would give me the day I would prove her wrong. And I did. It's one of our favorite memories. However she remembers it as the day Dad sat on her little chair and broke it to pieces.
Once I unblocked her mind of negative limitations, I opened her mind to paint shapes, edges and colors as she saw them, instead of preconceived notions of what she came to belive were true. "Eyes are not shaped like footballs", I said. "Paint what you see." And she did. This is the same philosophy I share with my adult students in my attic studio on Saturdays.
Education: The University of Kansas – BFA Design – Illustration 8-83 - 5-88
Projects: Royals/Chiefs Mural featured in the New York Times:
Patrick Mahomes portrait featured on KMBC Channel 9, ABC in Kansas City: Mahomes: https://youtu.be/uSE2uycHI6w
ChrisFleckArt.com - Freelance Caricature Artist, Illustrator, Painter, Muralist, Sculptor, Visual Designer, Graphic Designer, Portrait Artist and Graphic Designer
Courtroom Artist - ABC Affiliate KQTV - On Staff Courtroom Artist for numerous trials.
ChrisFleckWriter.com - Freelance Writer 1995 - Present.
Exclusive Jim Henson’s Muppets Performance Workshop - By Invitation Only - New York, NY - Jim Henson and Jane Henson, other Muppet performers in attendance. Scouting Session: One on One Interview with Jane Henson, Roundtable session with Jim Henson. Muppet Performance Screen Tests and Tour of Studios & Workshop. We studied techniques in Puppeteering and took a tour of Muppet Studios.
Dennis Miller Radio Program - Jan 2007 – Mar 2015 - Frequent Caller on Dennis Miller Radio Program and The Dennis Miller Option Podcast. Contributed to Humorous Extemporaneous Discussions. When I can make one of my favorite comedians laugh I’m having a pretty good day. https://youtu.be/jafaw821I_0
* Sports Videographer 1989 – 2006 Kansas City Chiefs Football for ABC Affiliate KQTV Sportscast Videographer / Photographer / ENG
Creative Boot Camp 1998 – 2005 Established and facilitated Mid-America Cable Show's "Creative Bootcamp" - An annual workshop series of presentations and activities to inspire creativity in television advertising production.
Sloppy Joe Show 1997 Award Winning Children’s Program - Creator, Executive Producer, Director, Segment Writer, Producer, Director, Set Designer, On-Camera Talent
Noieshead January 1990 – May 1995 Alternative Music Video Program. Creator, Executive Producer, focus on Live Music, Concert Coverage, Band Interviews and Music Videos. I can never mention this project without saying that I interviewed Radiohead.