Color beats like a heart robbed of chest in Christopher Triner’s work

Whether brazenly wielded, or gently flecked with care upon a canvas, color is what conveys the depth of a painting’s character. Color is a storyteller that revels at once in contrast, complement, chaos and cadence, neither initiating life nor squelching it outright.

Color beats like a heart robbed of chest in the work of North Canton artist, Christopher Triner.


We open on a city bursting with an emphatic pulse. Grit and beauty thrumming together, mesmerizing in the dark…

The scene changes, exposes a richly dappled valley, with limbs reaching, no, tearing toward the sky with unknown urgency…

The scene changes, reveals a windswept field at autumn’s ascent. Blades rustling cautiously in unison…

The scene changes, unveils soft spoken blossoms, lolling in the hazy morning rays, just now waking.

Christopher’s work is a series of scenes – eager, desperate, anxious, and wistful moving pictures. Scenes locked in time with all the theatrics of a good long story.

Christopher teaches visual art for Hoover High School in North Canton. I think you’ll agree – our students are in good hands.

For more about Christopher, click over to his permanent Hearted-Artist gallery.

Please let us know what YOU think about Christopher’s work by leaving a comment below, and by rating his portfolioCome back next week – same time, same place – to check out our next hearted artist!


P.S. You’ll never be cool like Christopher if you don’t submit your artist portfolio! And if you’ve already submitted, we’ll be picking another hearted artist next week – it might just be you!

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8 Responses to Color beats like a heart robbed of chest in Christopher Triner’s work

  1. Doug Bennett says:

    This is some of my favorite work on the site. Love it!

  2. Michele Waalkes says:

    Congrats, Chris! Keep painting!

  3. su nimon says:

    Love your work Chris. Congratulations.

  4. Sara Hodsden says:

    Beautiful pieces, Chris.

  5. Lynn Digby says:

    Congratulations, Chris!

  6. Beautiful Work! I would love to feature you on my blog. Check it out at and let me know if that would be okay.

  7. Grace Fife says:

    Chris, when the kids are grown and we are retired, will you please give painting lessons? I’ll be first in line…

  8. Beautiful work, Chris! I love your abstracts.

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