India ink on tea stained sheet music (John Lennon's "Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)", "Jealous Guy" and "Instant Karma")

22" x 28"




Chris Corbalis is a multi-disciplined artist currently living in the Hudson Valley. Over the last year, his primary focus has been to create large scale portraits using India ink and quills. It’s through this particular drawing style that Chris has been able to freely explore the mistakes and flaws that give his drawings character. Instead of trying to hide or correct an imperfection,

Chris has found liberation in accepting and utilizing them as a raw and unique quality of his work. Music and literature are just a few of the inspirations Chris draws from when deciding the subject of his work.


“I have always been drawn to portraiture, and the ability of suspending a moment within time. The simplistic nature of ink and quill has allowed me to explore the canvas with a freedom I had previously never experienced before.”


Besides illustration, screen-printing, leather-working and music are all areas that Chris devotes time to regularly.

"Jealous Guy" Chris Corbalis


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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