Christopher Stanton - Artist and Writer

Thanks for stopping by! I've undertaken all kinds of art series, but lately I've been most drawn to surfers, boxers, wrestlers and portraits of random folks who spark my interest.

The art displayed here is only a small portion of my portfolio, and much of it is for sale. Look for the prices on individual item pages that allow you to purchase them using Paypal. The listed price includes shipping.

If you don't use Paypal, message me and we can make other arrangements! My goal is to get you something you really enjoy, at an affordable price.

Kings of the Earth is now available in paperback on Amazon! I wrote the first draft of this novel almost fifteen years ago, so this is a long time coming. You can buy this literary ghost story here.

Drop me a line at: with any inquires.

I'm the type of dude who likes to work on a bunch of different projects at once. I wrote a ton of short stories in high school in Columbus, OH, then went on to major in Dramatic Writing at NYU. Then I got an MFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California, and I've lived in Los Angeles since 1995.

Since then, I created the graphic novel Nick Pope with Christopher Darling, had short stories published in numerous literary magazines, and written a bunch of feature-length screenplays.

Out of the blue in 2004, I decided to start making art. I bought a set of basic colored pencils and started drawing portraits of people from Myspace, using their profile photos as reference images. Pretty soon I was drawing every day, sometimes doing two portraits a night.

My first solo show was at the Jazz Bakery in Culver City in 2005, and it was all Myspace portraits! After that, I moved into oil pastels, then collage, then paint. I'm still all self-taught, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I've been in dozens of exhibitions since then.

I'm always looking for opportunities to show my work and collaborate. I'm also available for commissions, and I'm proud to donate my art to support worthy causes. You can also find me on Instagram.

Here's the latest:

My short story “Toby the Great” – along with a Q&A with me – appears in the newest issue of Orson’s Review! You can check it out here.

I'm proud to announce that Kings of the Earth is now available at the Mackinaw Area Public Library, with the Tahquamenon Area Library and the Menominee County Library adding it soon! I'm stoked that this ghost story of the Upper Peninsula will now be available for Northern Michiganders to enjoy.

I was interviewed on DailyStoke about my book! You can check it out here.

My painting "Portrait of Diego 'Green Eyes' Calhoun" was in the Cowboy Up! show in Yreka, CA.! You can find out more here.

I showed surfer paintings in The Five Elements show at Angel City Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles! Check out more info here. And I had a piece in the recent Postcards from the Edge show, with proceeds benefiting Visual AIDS. Find more information here.

Krombacher Brewery used one of my paintings in a national online and poster ad campaign! See the folder in my Portfolio with images of the ads on the streets of Germany.

And: Empty Bed -- a short film I co-wrote with Brandt Shandera that played at more than twenty film festivals -- is available online to watch. Check it out here. It's based on a feature film script that Brandt and I wrote together! Message me if you're interested in reading it!