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Cris Arbo's illustration has garnered over 40 awards and honors. Illustration clients have included Franklin Watts, Frederick Warne, A.R.E. Press, Dawn Publications, and the BBC.

She worked in England as a background artist, tracer and painter on animated feature films, half-hour cartoons and T.V. commercials in New York and London. Studios included Jack Stokes Cartoons, Halas and Bachelor, Euromation and Richard Williams Animation.

She was born on Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts, and received her BA from William Paterson University in New Jersey with a major in art and a minor in theater arts.

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Cris also worked as art director for the Dance Centre, Covent Garden, where she had been studying classical and modern ballet.

In addition to murals she produced advertising and illustration for their dance magazine.


She also performed as vocalist with the London Philharmonic and the London Symphony.

Cris lives in Virginia where she continues to paint murals, book and magazine illustrations, advertising and private commissions.


She creates all her artwork by hand, without the use of a computer.

She is available for school and conference presentations, where she places  a special emphasis on the joys and challenges of being an artist.

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Cris' Creatures are now available for purchase through the Annie Gould Gallery
121-B South Main Street,Gordonsville, VA 22942

Telephone: 540-832-6352
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Cris Arbo:

Cris uses an array of media to create her artwork: acrylic, watercolor, pen & ink, and colored pencil. Her background in theater and animated film helps bring her work, and her presentations, to life. Adept in advertising, book and magazine illustration, murals, as well as private commissions, Cris brings a personal, photo-realistic touch to every piece.

Cris & Joseph

Cris and Joseph Patrick Anthony are a
husband and wife team.

Joseph P. Anthony:

In addition to authoring three of the children's books illustrated by Cris,  Joseph has written a young adult novel, "Innerworld", about a young girl's journey of self-discovery. This book is available from Amazon  A former U.S. Navy trumpeter, his compositions for trumpet quartet and quintet are published at 'Music for Brass'

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