Chris Derbidge

Chris Derbidge_SELF_chris_257x343I was born and raised in Idaho’s Magic Valley and have spent my whole life exploring the rugged sagebrush hills of the Idaho high desert and the beautiful Big Wood River Valley and Stanley Basin.

I moved to Boise a few years ago and was introduced to artist and instructor Fred Choate. I began taking classes from Fred in the spring of 2010 and continue to study with him today. I feel a real need to make up for lost time and I try to paint a little bit every day. I retired a couple of years ago and I haven’t put the brush down since!

I still love the outdoors and have added southern Utah and Arizona to my list of favorite places. Oil painting provides a way to re-live and share the wonder of nature and the beauty Idaho.

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