Born in Idaho, Chris Appelhans eventually fled the peaceful valleys and clean air of his birthplace and relocated to Los Angeles.
Considering his young age, Chris' productions are impressive. Along with comics publications such as Franck and Franck, he worked as character designer on the CG movie Monster House, as an illustration on the 3D movie Coraline, as an environment designer on Fantastic Mr.Fox and as a visual development artist on The Frog and The Princess.
Chris Appelhans painting in Sketchtravel represents a boy with a kite, on which the sketchbook is tied. This painting is delicate and full of poetry.