Chip Brock grew up in several small communities in North Central and Central
Kansas. Art was a strong force in his life even at a very young age. His
parents recognized this and enrolled him in Junior College outreach classes
while he was still in grade school. Wildlife has always been the major theme
of his work and was fueled by an early love of hunting and fishing.
Before the start of 7th grade year, his family moved to Lindsborg, KS. This
beautiful community has a deep Swedish heritage as well as a deep
appreciation for fine art and music. Here he was exposed to excellent art
and music programs in both Jr. and Sr. High School as well as everything
else the community had to offer.
After graduating high school, Chip enrolled at Fort Hays State University
and earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1993. At the time graphic design
seemed the most logical choice for employment. The urge to paint didn't
leave however and he continued to create the occasional painting while
working full time as a designer for several KS manufacturing companies.
While in college he met and fell in love with his wife Kymberli who has
encouraged him to pursue his love of art and painting.
A move to Idaho Falls, Idaho in the fall of 2002 really exposed Chip to all
the wonderful art and artists of the West. Inspiration is near at all times
whether in the obvious beauty of the Rocky Mountain West, the many art
galleries in the region or the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson,
WY. Life is now taking his family to the wildlife rich state of Alaska where
he will continue to focus his efforts on even more incredible wildlife.
Chip's paintings have earned honors as a finalist in the Kansas Wildlife Art
Series, Top 200 in Art for the Parks and Top 100 in the Paint the Parks