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.