Provide the most innovative online marketplace experience fostering communication, business, and inspiration to build a community for artists and patrons to grow together.
Founder and CEO
Chris is a natural-born hybrid of pure artist and innovative businessman. He is committed to providing artists a means to have all the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to make a good living doing what they love and are passionate about. Chris is equally committed to serving the world's art needs and desires in a professional, exciting environment. His understanding of what artists need in order to be successful is the cornerstone of ArtFarm.
Chris is a proud veteran of the United States Navy as well as a respected veteran artist/businessman in the art industry. He has spent the last ten strong years building amazing relationships at all levels within the art industry under his "brush name" Dirk Strangely. Chris has a talent for good business, but also big picture thinking and a knack for inspiring and motivating people.
Michael's talented leadership and insight ensure realistic project goals run smoothly to completion leaving the CEO time to dream bigger. His technical experience and leadership ability bridge the gap between ideas and implementation by translating requirements throughout departments. With his mind on a high level of satisfaction, Michael greases the cogs to strategize the best fit of services that work together to form a seamless product offering for both artists and patrons.
Michael has lived all over the country but currently calls Texas home. He has proudly served in the US Air Force as a munitions systems specialist and graduated Summa Cum Laude from DeVry University with a Bachelors Degree in Multimedia Design and Development with an emphasis on game development. In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, making board games, and dreaming of being on the open water with a billowing sail before him.
John is a seasoned software developer that leads the evolution of dreams into reality. His work in multiple industries has taken corporate goals to the next level of technological superiority, providing excellent product offerings and top-tier support. His personal goal of product perfection and attention to detail means security and stability for the electronic image of the company.
John has a rich background in software development, since the age of eight, being part of the rapidly growing software culture. As he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston, he was already creating world-wide software that has been on every continent except Antarctica before mobile app stores were a thing. His creativity spills over into personal time with family projects, paper crafting, Minecraft, and even more software developing.
You are the most important part of ArtFarm! Whether you're an Artist, Patron, or Business, we could not do this without you. We love you all!
Our promise to you is to work every day to bring you new innovation and fresh content to enjoy. We want you to be as excited as we are to log in each day to see what's new and share that excitement with your friends and family.
Although we all come from different walks of life, we are here for a common reason… our love of art and seeing beautiful things in this world. Never let that fade.
There is a need for the arts in our country. America is steeped in innovations that came from creative mind processes. Cuts in funding have been seen from school district levels all the way up to the federal government. Private industry must pick up the slack or risk losing out on would-be talent in the future. ArtFarm is dedicated to cultivating the joys of art creation and appreciation in today's youth through school programs, scouting, and community involvement.