Chandon Banning was born in Los Angeles and currently resides in Santa Fe, NM. Her primary medium is oil on canvas, often large-scale abstracts, though also known to create sculptures, mixed media pieces, and photographs. Her 20-year career in interior design and architectural finishes gives her a unique understanding of color, symmetry, and texture.These layered visions are reflected in her fine art.
Influenced by Gerhard Richter and Mark Rothko, art is an organic expression of the mind, an experiment in color and emotion. From her studio, music necessarily plays as an integral part of her creative inspiration. The process is about letting go of preconceptions and allowing feeling and color to come together freely. Her work reflects a passion for and understanding of her medium, knowledge gained from years as a professional, specialty painter in high-end residential and commercial settings to Hollywood Art Departments.
Chandon co-founded The Urban Art Consortium, and participated in numerous group shows. She has also exhibited the strength of her work in solo exhibitions, such as Stamina. Chandon was featured in the highly acclaimed Hollywood Bowl Art Show, creating a widely exhibited six-foot sculpture with the remnants of the Frank Gehry Spheres. Her series influenced by contemporary conceptual artist Barbara Kruger, sold in its entirety, as have her earlier works to collectors in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Savannah GA, New Jersey, and New York City.
Throughout her career, Chandon has donated numerous pieces to fundraisers for causes dear to her heart, believing it is a responsibility to give a voice to the voiceless. Art is an expression of the soul. It can sing not only of beauty, design, and architecture but also of a unique visual experience inspired by human emotion, passion, and wonderment, landscapes of the mind, and heart.