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Christopher B. Mooney received a B.F.A. degree from Parson’s School of Design, was born and raised in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York surrounded by an artistic family of writers, musicians, architects, and of course the vast art scene in New York City. Although Christopher Mooney is best known for his wide angle paintings of Oregon's Bridges, he has also taken a closer view and paints the people who work on the bridges and in the river. Recently he began to concentrate on portraiture, paintings of people without the industrial setting. The goal of each portrait is to capture those individual expressions and moods that bring the subject's inner self to the surface. His technique is that of the old masters, yet the paintings have a modern feel with contemporary settings, ambiance and boldness. Mooney brings out the uniqueness of the subject seeking to capture both their soul and personality. His portraits play with light and dark as well as hard and soft edges to recreate the three dimensional image on canvas.