About this site

Chris is an illustrator and printmaker based in Los Angeles. He's worked as an artist in both feature and television animation and has contributed illustrations to publications and children's books.

Email: chris@christurnham.com

LA RIVER AND HYPERION BRIDGE
- 6-color, hand-pulled screenprint- 24”x 14”- Edition size of 40
The Los Angeles River is a natural river that flows from the western mountains of the San Fernando Valley, down through LA county and out to the Pacific ocean through Long Beach. Once a free-flowing river, now it’s contained on a fix path via a concrete channel. The river is a haven for wildlife amidst the urban sprawl of the city. The Hyperion Bridge is one of the many bridges that spans its length.Note: The original limited edition screenprint version of this print has sold out. I’ve made smaller open edition giclee prints available in my online shop.

LA RIVER AND HYPERION BRIDGE

- 6-color, hand-pulled screenprint
- 24”x 14”
- Edition size of 40

The Los Angeles River is a natural river that flows from the western mountains of the San Fernando Valley, down through LA county and out to the Pacific ocean through Long Beach. Once a free-flowing river, now it’s contained on a fix path via a concrete channel. The river is a haven for wildlife amidst the urban sprawl of the city. The Hyperion Bridge is one of the many bridges that spans its length.

Note: The original limited edition screenprint version of this print has sold out. I’ve made smaller open edition giclee prints available in my online shop.

Posted on Tuesday, December 10th 2013

THE GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY
- 6-color, hand-pulled screenprint- 24”x 14”- Edition size of 35The Griffith Observatory opened as a museum and tourist attraction in 1935 overlooking the LA basin in the hills of Griffith Park.  A beautiful example of the art deco architecture that was prevalent during that time, the building continues to shine like a bright jewel on the side of the hills above the city. The original limited edition screenprint version of this print has sold out. I’ve made smaller open edition giclee prints available in my online print shop. 

THE GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

- 6-color, hand-pulled screenprint
- 24”x 14”
- Edition size of 35

The Griffith Observatory opened as a museum and tourist attraction in 1935 overlooking the LA basin in the hills of Griffith Park.  A beautiful example of the art deco architecture that was prevalent during that time, the building continues to shine like a bright jewel on the side of the hills above the city. 

The original limited edition screenprint version of this print has sold out. I’ve made smaller open edition giclee prints available in my online print shop

Posted on Thursday, December 5th 2013

TROPICO MINE RUINS

- Set of three, 4-color hand-pulled screenprints
- Large cabin - 18x9”, edition of 22
- Small cabin - 8.5x6”, edition of 22
- Contraption - 8x10”, edition of 22

Inspired by the ruins of the abandoned Tropico gold mine in Rosamond, CA.

This set of three prints is available to purchase in my online print shop.

Posted on Monday, January 14th 2013

BLACKBIRD
- 3-color, hand-pulled screenprint- 11”x14”- Edition size of 20This is my contribution to the Beatles Tribute Show opening tomorrow at Gallery Nucleus. I really love the Beatles and one of my favorite songs of theirs is “Blackbird.” It’s a simple song with a powerful message and I wanted to reflect that by rendering a graphically simple bird struggling to take flight.

BLACKBIRD

- 3-color, hand-pulled screenprint
- 11”x14”
- Edition size of 20

This is my contribution to the Beatles Tribute Show opening tomorrow at Gallery Nucleus. I really love the Beatles and one of my favorite songs of theirs is “Blackbird.” It’s a simple song with a powerful message and I wanted to reflect that by rendering a graphically simple bird struggling to take flight.

Posted on Friday, July 6th 2012