Chickens are not necessarily built to be amphibious animals but try telling that to this "Chicken of the Sea." A calm, white chicken floats nonchalantly atop the water with his bright red comb and wattle sharply contrasting against the turquoise sea and silver clouds behind him. This curious, modern piece is sure to turn heads in your kitchen or powder room.
Iris was born on May 26 1984 in Maple Valley, Washington. From a young age Iris knew that she loved to draw. She was praised by her teachers and classmates for the drawings she created. She put in many hours of practice throughout her childhood and continues learning things in each painting she produces today. Iris is self-taught, but was encouraged by both her parents modeled through their own careers the importance of practicing and working with one's hands. Iris' mother is a piano teacher, and her father is a custom cabinet maker. Her work is influenced most by three of her favorite painters: Klimt, Van Gogh, and Picasso (his blue period). She strives to one day emulate more the works of John Singer Sargent.