My paintings have an Impressionistic style and reflect my mood and emotions based on the music I am listening to. I gain my inspiration from music and nature. My new series of paintings is of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I want my work to convey a message of peace and harmony yet contain energy and movement of music. I create depth in my acrylic paintings by applying multiple layers of acrylic paint. Conveying a sense of comfort for the mind to wander the image horizon of the image and meditate. Each painting achieves mesmerizing atmospheric depth, encouraging the viewer to gaze and be still. Chris Rutledge graduated with honors and received my Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Memphis College of Art in 2000. He regularly exhibits his art throughout the Australia and America. He is currently painting full time in my home studio in Longmont, Colorado.