Christopher M. Still is a native Floridian who received a full scholarship through a national competition to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and continued his studies with courses in human anatomy at Jefferson Medical School and apprenticeship in traditional techniques in Florence, Italy.
After returning to the Pennsylvania Academy, the artist earned awards for outstanding accomplishment in painting, a European Travel Fellowship, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for outstanding accomplishment in Fine Art.
Christopher returned to Tampa Bay in 1986 to explore his home state through his art with “the new eyes he had received through education.” His paintings can be found in museums and private collections including the Governor’s Mansion of Florida and the Smithsonian Institution. Locally his work can be seen at the St. Petersburg City Hall, Tampa International Airport and most recently the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach.
Of special note are ten murals commissioned by the Florida House of Representatives in which the artist depicts Florida’s historic and natural beauty.