Artwork of the Day: "A Drifting Memory" by Chris Dellorco
“A Drifting Memory” is giclee on canvas and measures 40″ x 30. Of the artwork, Chris says, “To me, the feather symbolizes a memory that is hard to grasp and hold. We can try to capture it but, just as easily, a memory can blow away and fade.”
Born in Los Angeles, Chris first took interest in the interplay between art and architectural history while studying Developmental Economics at U.C. Berkeley. Desiring a more creative field, he switched his focus from academics to art and went on to establish himself as one of the county’s foremost illustrators. Although completely self-taught, his art career has spanned all aspects of illustration while specializing in the film industry, children’s products and children’s books. A true renaissance man, along with a degree in Economics and a successful art career, he has also successfully written and directed an award winning short film, receiving international recognition.
For the past 15 years, Chris has been widely considered one of Disney’s top illustrators for print advertising, specializing in Home Video packaging. His covers range from the award-winning “The Lion King” to the recent “Lilo and Stich,” and everything in between. If you own one of Disney’s animated titles on VHS or DVD, Chris probably did the cover.
In the entertainment field, he has won numerous awards and illustrated numerous movie posters, including “Conan the Barbarian,” “Revenge of the Nerds,” “The Firm,” and many others.
Chris has successfully displayed his art for many years at the Image Arts Gallery located in Westlake Village, California. His paintings are currently on view at the 2nd Street Cigars and Art Gallery on Gallery Row in Downtown Los Angeles. More recently, he has shown at the prestigious Beverly Hills’ Affaire in the Gardens Art Show. His art has also been featured at the celebrity filled Artists for Medicine annual auction at the Lladro Gallery in Beverly Hills, showing along side such renowned artists as Basquiat, Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha and Yoko Ono.