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The show in London went well - 'Mind the Gap" sold.  Coming up: New York again in October, Milan in December and Amsterdam next spring. I'll be back in Japan in October.  Best job I've ever had. :)
Jessica Dubroff
Part of a new series.  This is coffee on watercolour paper, 9" by 12".  Dubroff was attempting to become the youngest pilot to fly across the United States when her plane crashed on April 11, 1996 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  She was seven years old.  
Just back from Beijing and Bangkok to find that one of my pieces was selected as a finalist in the Coffee Art Project's London exhibition.  Very excited to be exhibiting in London this weekend! :)
Mind the Gap
I painted this portrait in coffee as my entry in the London Coffee Festival's Coffee Art Project 2018, and it was selected as one of the finalists.  This is coffee on watercolour paper, 11" by 15".  I should know in a couple of weeks whether it's placed.  The model is my personal assistant, Isabel, who is also the subject of my most famous painting, "The Elf".  I have now exhibited in New York, Tokyo and London.
The New York show in October went quite well - my coffee portrait "The Elf" placed second in the exhibition.  Many thanks to the Coffee Art Project, Project Waterfall, Dick Blick, and the fine people of New York City.  Fingers crossed that my work is accepted for the April exhibition in London and hoping for an invitation to exhibit in Tokyo again next year. :)  Heading to Bangkok in a few weeks, but this time it's just a vacation.


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Chris Hagebak
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Cook Islands
I'm a professional artist, gallery owner and art educator currently living in the United States. Although I'm primarily known as a watercolour portrait artist, I'm a generalist with an unusually wide repertoire of media and styles.
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I can't recall much about how arranging my deviations works - I have hundreds of paintings, but when I click "gallery", only about twenty show up.  Any ideas on how I can fix this?


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TheMould Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist
Happy new year ! :blowkiss: 
Red-Fox14 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I didn't think I'd find you on DA.  I'm the student who was interviewing you yesterday, nice to find you on here.
TheMould Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Hiii. Remember me? ;) Hope you do!
Since I left Facebook, I hope you are still busy on dA as well ... ?
I'm back here after 5 years so I'm getting used again to the website haha.
Take care Mr H !! :)
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hiya!  I haven't heard from you in a while!  I still have your work of my pooch Mojo Jojo hanging in my study. :)  I'm on DA only every once in a while; I use it kind of as an extra storage place for work that I need to keep a record of.  I don't even bother to photograph most of the work I do anymore.  Did you hear about the exhibition I was in at the Tokyo Met? 
TheMould Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Offf yeah long story! Let's say: falling in love can get you quite busy haha.
After a long-distance relationship that got me to St. Nowhere, and led me astray from the Path of Art ;), I am back once more whoo <3
I found myself a charming chap, a nice little home and a life of my own :)
Now I have finally internet again in my new home and after I'm completely settled (omg cleaning a house is like a fulltime job as well!) I will start uploading my drawings again and I'm working on my own website which I soon hope to "launch".

I'm very happy that you are still hanging around here as well, mr. H. !! :D
Of course, your magnificent Murdoc watercolour painting has moved along with me from my room to my own little house.
I'll show you a photo when I'm done decorating the place.
Nice to hear you still have my Mojo painting as well :)
Oh no please tell me about your Tokyo nights :D er, exhibition!
Criddie-BeyondImages Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hello! I wanted to see if you take request- i am seeking someone to do painting for me. 8x10 being the smallest.
kach-back Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Hey there Chris, after a much extended absence I am back. I just completed my first watercolour of size in the last three years, so I thought I would come back and rejoin dA. I hope all is well with you, Warren.
PoPsicleJen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
theancientofdays Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
And a hearty hello to you as well. ^_^
eletfa-galeria Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice gallery , congratulations -)

Happy New Year ! :-)

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