Christopher Myott is a NH-based artist living and working in Jaffrey NH. After graduating in 2005 with his BA in painting he spent his early career in Boston working primarily as a woodworker. In 2008 Myott moved back to NH where he opened his studio and began painting full time. His work has been featured at the Handbuilt show in Austin Texas, the One Moto Show in Portland Oregon and has been featured in several publications including Yankee and Iron and Air magazine. His work can also be found in the permanent collection at Southern NH University and in private collections across the United States and abroad.
Much of my work lies somewhere at the intersection of drawing and painting. I use pallet knives and hand made implements to manipulate oil paint on panel then draw through the surface exposing layers of color underneath. The process offers an unedited spontaneity akin to handwriting and investigates the relationship between the deliberate and the inadvertent. I Often employ finishing techniques I learned as a furniture maker to highlight textural elements. The goal is to make a physical object only fully appreciated in person.