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Christopher Bent

Freelance Caricature Artist, Portrait Artist, & More

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Location:Richmond, California, United States
Phone: (518)466-8038
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/christopherbent
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I am a freelance artist who has recently moved to the bay area in California. I have worked over 5 years in the Caricature business in upstate NY and have also worked as a mural artist during that time. I am aslo well trained in other mediums and styles of art!_________________________________________________________________________________________
EDUCATION
Munsen Williams Proctor/Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY August 1999-May 2000

• 3D Design
• Sculpture
• Color Theory
• Life Drawing
Clayton A. Bouyton High School, Voorheesville, NY Graduated June 1999

• Core Subjects/ English, Math, Science, Spanish, French
• Art: Portfolio Prep
• Technological Drawing
• NYS Congressional Art Award
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Schenectady County Recreational Facility, Schenectady, NY USA September 2005-September 2011
Rink Manager/Ice tech/Zamboni driver
• Management: Daily facility operations, opening and closing procedures, sales and maintenance
• Technical Skills: Zamboni operator, Ice tech, Zamboni maintenance, skate sharpening
• Education/Training: Trained replacement rink manager, designed and taught hockey clinics for adults

Freelance Artist and Painter, Albany, NY USA April 2001- Current
Business owner/ Artist/ Painter
• Portraits, Paintings, Logos, Graphic art, Murals, Caricatures- proficient in all mediums
• Caricatures/ weddings, birthday parties, group events, business events- done in full color using water color
• Murals/ latex or acrylics- proficient in many styles and themes

Men with Brushes, Saratoga Springs, NY USA September 2002-September 2009
Paint Crew Manager
• Management: Organized and supervised paint crews at various job sites
• Technical Skills: Mastered all activities in professional painting; i.e. Full proficiency in cutting, taping and compounding, rolling , spraying, caulking, faux finishing, window glazing
• Marketing: Designed logo for business

Albany Paintball Emporium, Albany, NY USA May 2004-August 2005
Store Manager
• Management: Regulate orders of stock, controlled daily facility operations
• Marketing: Top in sales
• Technical Skills: experience in paintball marker equipment maintenance

B.I.G Arena, Delmar, NY USA April 2000-August 2002
Rink Manager
• Management: Conducted daily facility operations, maintenance operations, adult/youth leagues
• Technical/Computer Skills: Operating Zamboni and ice procedures, utilizing Microsoft Excel for budgeting and stat records.
• Public Relations: Extensive personal relationship management with players and parents