Christopher Pecharka Paintings
Pecharka is best known for his public art installations in Dana Point, California. These include the bronze sculptures The Top Men at The Ocean Institute located next to the Tall Ship Pilgrim, the Veteran's Memorial Eagle located at The Strand, the Doris Walker Memorial located at Heritage Park, and the historical mural at the Nature Interpretive Center.
Pecharka works in many mediums including oil and acrylic paintings, sculptures, murals, illustrations, and drawings. His style is varied and includes a multitude of subject material including landscapes, seascapes, people, animals, cartoons, and abstract.
Pecharka discovered his talent for drawing and sculpting at six years old. Raised in the small town of Canonsburg, PA with six brothers, he began painting as a teenager and sold his first private commission while in high school. After graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he has worked in a myriad of occupations as an artist.
By staying true to being hands-on, Christopher strives to continually develop his essential core skills as a traditional artist. His influences include painters Claude Monet, N.C. Wyeth, and Frank Frazetta, and sculptors Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Paul Manship.
Pecharka enjoys traveling, reading, and anything to do with history. He lives and works in his studio in Laguna Niguel, California with his wife and agent Tracey and two rescue dogs.