Who is Chris Tutty?
Chris Tutty is a local boy, born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His love of the arts could be observed in every school he attended from poetry books, yearbook covers, colouring contests, large murals, paintings, and his participation in various school productions and talent shows. After high school, Chris stopped painting and drawing all together to pursue a Geology degree. It seemed more practical to follow his father's footsteps into the oil and gas field. Check out the ARTICLE that was written about Chris and his father in the OGM (Oil and Gas Magazine).
Chris also sold real-estate and has worked on many different movie projects, tv and commercials throughout the years from The Assassination of Jesse James to Passchendaele. Currently, he is co-producing a tv show called the Chevy Boyzzz with co-star David “Shark” Fralick of The Young and the Restless. Over the years, Chris rarely had a spare moment to explore and express his truly passionate side through art. With the passing of three incredibly influential people in his life, Chris found himself drawn back to what always helped him convey his raw unfiltered emotions, art.
With several events, newspaper, magazine articles as well as showings under his belt, Chris decided to go back to school. He was the top student in his Graphic Arts and Design program and was awarded the class Valedictorian with top marks in his program; taking art to a new level.
In 2015, over two hundred thousand dollars had been raised for local Charites in Calgary through a partnership with Bill Brown of Elevated Auctions, Chris and YYC Charity. Chris’s charitable activities were also recognized in October of 2015 by Vigor International with a Humanitarian Award. Today, Chris has several celebrity clients and contributes to multiple charities. Chris has worked with the Waterkeeper Alliance, where he was the featured artist and able to show his work along with actor Pierce Brosnan.
Chris has an amazing ability to express art in a diverse range of mediums: from exact photorealism to the inimitable abstracts. More often than not his pictures are a unique blend of both.
When asked her favourite thing about Chris's art his sister replied, "the vivid emotions I feel when viewing his audacious colour combinations. We have only seen the tip of his natural, raw, untapped talent.