Chris Harford began painting in earnest about twenty five years ago. The first sessions hung at the gallery at CBGB's in NYC. His paintings are deeply influenced by his mother's (Millie Harford) paintings as well as her knowledge of art history including the naive folk art she brought back from Eastern Europe which feature the works of Branko Bahunek.
Also the Haitian art which was displayed at the home of his childhood friend Jacques Hoffmann. Millie describes his style as abstract expressionism. Some say it's Outsider art as he is self taught. (He didn't take painting classes at Mass. Art but opted for joining the Studio for Interrelated Media where he recruited Dana Colley for Three Colors, an independent band which went on to record two EPs with a year long stint in London in 1986)