I’m Chris Breier and I started this site so I could share what I’ve learned about art with others. Writing about art also helps me to distill my thoughts about my process and the techniques that I use.

I write all of the content that’s available on this site. I don’t use AI or hire ghost writers to make content for me. I frequently augment the articles with my own photos and YouTube tutorials to help make my demos easier to understand.

I have been interested in drawing and painting since I was a child and I currently make a living as a full time artist and creator.

The name “Draw and paint for fun” for fun comes from my attitude towards making art. Even though I do this full time, I always try to approach it with the attitude that I’m playing around and having fun.

For me, painting is a form of play and I think that’s one of the reasons why I still continue to make art.


1996-1998 University at Buffalo, Bachelor of Fine Arts
1993-1995 Niagara County Community College, Associate of Fine Arts


My color mixing videos have been featured by BuzzFeed, NowThis, and My Modern met.


Splash 18: Value | Light and Dark, North Light Books, June 2017 page 87.
Acrylic Works 4 : Captivating Color!
Strokes Of Genius 8: Expressive Texture
Strokes Of Genius 8, North Light Books, November 2016
Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects, North Light Books, August 2016
Strokes Of Genius 7, North Light Books, November 2015
The Artist’s Magazine, December 2015
The Artist’s Magazine, Artist of the Month, November 2013

Interviews & Articles

Ampersand Art Supply Featured Artist September 2023

DailyDot Article about TikTokers May 2022

ArtNews, November 24, 2020

DailyPaintworks Interview, February 2015

Portrait of Chris Breier