Born and raised in an artistic family in St. Louis, but now splitting his time between his hometown and Palm Springs, Chris Burbach left a successful career in corporate IT to pursue his true passions in life - painting, photography, and real estate investment/sales in the Coachella Valley.
In the past few years, his modernist paintings and photographic prints have been featured in several galleries and stores in Palm Springs and St. Louis, including pop up shops in Saks Fifth Avenue and West Elm.
Ultimately, a large collection of signed reprints of his paintings has found a permanent home at Peepa's Gift Shop in Palm Springs.
Chris has been sketching pencil portraits his entire life, taking after his father, who was an accomplished illustrator.
The pop art portraits originate as pencil sketches on canvas, which are then painted over in block color patterns with acrylic paint.