The first thing is, I can’t seem to make the leap to talking about myself in the third person… My name is Kris Galli and, to be honest, I think I taught myself to paint because I just didn’t fit in anywhere else. That, and I wanted to make my own lunch hour. Lunch is so important…
I’ve been painting for about twenty years, with the exception of those times when I’d take a long drive and throw all my brushes into the woods in a fit of despair. Later, I’d have to find them, and I ended up with all kinds of cuts and scratches.
Now I tend to just throw them out onto the lawn. Anyway, it’s something that just keeps following me. I can’t stop painting. Not for long.
For many years, I sold my work through the Clark Whitney Gallery, a place in Lenox, MA that was owned by my good friend Ruth Kochta, R.I.P., to whom I owe a great deal. Thanks Ruth.
Now, I show my work at various locations around the northeast. I live in Lenox with my husband, Edward Acker, who is a photographer.
So there it is. No formal schooling, no congressional medal of honor. Most days, I barely leave the house. I do, however, have lots of paint and lots of nice ideas.