Would you leave your house without your favorite earrings that polish off your outfit ?

Then don’t leave your walls

without art

... in your home or in your office

After all, it's where you put your feet up, do your best work, and be your best self ... it's your haven!

Read about me and my path to painting below.

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Michigan has always been my favorite state. I think everywhere I look, nature is beautiful and ever-changing.  Your work has always captured that beauty. I feel fortunate to have a varied Moynihan collection of styles, mediums and subjects.  Although I'd like more, I have just enough to have a new favorite each day of the week.

Chris Ferguson


About Me

From nurse to gallery owner to color mixing wiz

I owned an art gallery for 25 years in downtown, Holland, Michigan. I recently retired my small-business hat, saying a heartfelt good-bye to a loyal staff of eleven. Yet, my passion to paint carries on! 

My first career was thirteen years as a registered nurse. As a young girl, in the 1950s, I idolized my homemaker mom and became a registered nurse thinking it would prepare me for the domestic life I so much wanted.​ That’s the short version. My memoir, A Lone Birch, My Artistic Journey is the long tale.

As a kid, I hopped from one craft to another: sewing, macrame, knitting. I wasn't captivated until I took a watercolor class at 28, becoming so enthralled, I went back to college. Art has been my true destiny ever since.

I can mix paints to match Pantone Color of the Year, no matter which year. I’ve created more than a hundred paintings for the interior designers at Studio 84 in Long Beach, California, and Business Images in Chicago, Illinois, allowing me to become the wiz of color mixing.


Most likely you’ll find me painting birch trees. The tree with its craggy, imperfect bark, standing tall, reminding us to do the same.

Secondly, I’m hypnotized by Lake Michigan; thankful it’s 5 miles away. I’ve painted it a hundreds of times, in a thousand shades of blue. 

Yet, don’t get me started on flowers: crimson tulips, sapphire irises, or snow-white daisies boasting sunny yellow centers. The list goes on…

I'm a right-handed artist, left-handed coffee drinker, lovin' my grandkids, celebrating life with my chin-up.

One of my favorite things to do is create a painting perfect for you: size, style, and ... colors ... turning your comfortable house into an exquisite and welcoming home.