A self-taught, realist artist who does portraits and landscapes in charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and oil,
Chris Bronstad was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds degrees in biology and geology, both of which he used in developing his drawing talent.
He and his wife, Colleen Carrigan, moved to Washington State in 1987, where they are raising their daughter and sharing with her a passion for nature and art.
In 2002, he exhibited at an open media International Show in Queensland, Australia.