cristopharo-profile-picChristopharo is an Illustrator & Fine Artist who uses a variety of visual mediums from traditional and digital painting to multi-media. Since early childhood he has been inspired by dreams, fantasy, and mythology. Artists that have influenced him include: Renaissance masters such as; da Vinci, Michelangelo, and contemporaries: Frank Frazetta, Eyvind Earle, H.R. Giger.

After graduating High School, Chistopharo soon realized the importance of taking a more disciplined plan of action toward a professional art career. This plan of action led him to pursue studies that consisted of basic to advanced art classes at Mt. San Antonio College; such as the disciplines of animation and illustration. Soon after completing a series of art courses, Christopharo was hired on as an animator to work at Toonshoppe; at a multi-studio location in Hollywood, where he worked on numerous animated shows such as Cisco & Ripple (for Starz Encore), and was also contracted as a Freelance Illustrator for the movie The Shape of Things (for Working Title Films).

Later on his spare-time Christopharo fine-tuned his art-skills at various art schools such as Associates in Art and Gnomon where he received guidance and mentorship from master artists including Mark Westermoe.

Christopharo continues to work as a freelance artist, with over a decade of working relationships with companies such as NBCUniversal, MGA Entertainment, and Starz Encore Group. He is currently working on a new series of commissioned works and is also exhibiting his fantasy, deco, and optical illusional 3-D art at various venues and galleries around the Inland Empire.

Christopharo is also a supporter for organizations like the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Biking For America.

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