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"Morrison Bridge," Oil on cavas, 48" x 60". Reprinted with permission on page 10 in the 2017 Honoring Our Rivers

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"Barge Workers," Oil on canvas, 48" x 60". Reprinted with permission on page 8  in the 2017 Honoring Our Rivers.

Christopher Mooney

Christopher Mooney is painter living in Portland who was born and raised in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York surrounded by an artistic family of writers, musicians, architects, and the vast New York City art scene. He received a B.F.A. from Parson’s School of Design.

"Through my work as a painter of Oregon’s transportation architecture, I have established a niche in the Northwest art community as an artist contributing to the visual documentation of urban landmarks," says Mooney. "I reveal Portland as a city of rivers and bridges, showcasing the character, function and form of these icons. I hike around the bridges of Portland with my camera and step off the sidewalks to get a different perspective of the city and its bridges. The photos I use are references for me to create original oil paintings."