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Chris Deggs Biography
About Chris Deggs
About Chris Degenhardt
I guess the last thing you need right now is to read another boring Bio. Who cares when I was born or what name I called my first cat? You want to know about the real Chris Degenhardt, right? Okay, I'm a Pom, and I have lived in Australia for thirty odd years. I have two beautiful sons and a pair of beautiful grandchildren.
Now about my art. First, I've loved painting since I was a young boy. My father got me interested in art when I saw the great drawings he had done while a POW in German prison camps. He didn't draw much after that, but those passionate artworks always live in my mind. For twelve years I was deeply passionate about Pointillism and painted Australiana in my unique 'dot' style. Since then I have painted in diverse styles, always in acrylics.
For some 20 years, I have painted while selling my art at local weekend markets, mostly around the beautiful Tweed Shire in picturesque Northern New South Wales. I love meeting interesting folk at these markets and talk art and an array of other subjects.
For many years I have been a colleague of the Science-Art Cancer Research Institute of Australia both as a visual artist and author. Many of my paintings include a 3D effect when viewed through the appropriate lenses. As a Science-Art author, I have many Science-Art articles printed online, (www.academia.edu), which reflect my passion about ethics and human survival.
Over the last twelve years, I have ventured into writing novels, which I sell online and at the local art and craft markets. I have a deep passion for researching and writing contemporary stories about the various political and scientific scenarios taking place in our troubled but brave world. I can't wait to find out what my protagonists and antagonists are going to get up to each day. Sometimes the words just flow, and sometimes it is a struggle to move the tale on another chapter. But it is always exciting for me, and I can't wait to get started each morning.
Thank you for visiting my Website. I hope you enjoy my work.
All the best, Chris