Chris Friedman’s artwork is inspired by nature.  Chris’ lovely colored pencil renderings of flowers and trees land like a whisper on the page.  His work translates beautifully into linoleum block print, and was featured in the Integrity House Mural in Santa Ana.  Chris lends a bit of whimsy to his work by way of interspersing an otherwise representational color palette with softly arranged lights and darks.  “The desert bloom reminds me of Palm Springs.  I like being surrounded by nature.  I’m a very outdoorsy kind of a guy.  I enjoy drawing pictures of nature.”  Chris Friedman has been attending Hope since 2004.