Chris Potter x $MEME: Plein Air Pineapples

$MEME is bringing a very special guest artist to the platform this Saturday who is making waves in the NFT world as he has in the fine art world.

Chris Potter is a full-time plein air painter — a rare breed in the world of fine art where his talent manifests itself with a paintbrush and canvas— live on-scene at the location he sets up at.

I decided that I would make art everyday when I was 20 years old. For the first 10 years I experimented with shape, color and form in abstract compositions. I developed my own visual language but I needed more. I grabbed my easel and left for the beach to paint en plein air.

-Chris Potter

For the past 16 years I have gone outside everyday, making over 3500 pieces.

Of his 3,500 creations, he’s sold out nearly all of them with exceptions to personal pieces he’s kept over the years but has cultivated a collector base around the world.

“It’s not about what I’ve accomplished but the dedication to my art and always bringing it to the next level. I’ll make all my collectors proud to have invested in me.”

The Drop: Plein Air Pineapples

🍍 Plein Air Pineapples by Chris Potter drop 5/15 @ 1:37 EST 🍍

Plein air landscape paintings meet abstract pineapples. These pieces are the culmination of 24 years of creating images both abstract and figurative. Combined here for the first time for the De-Fi community.

Chris exhibits the “Plein Air Pineapples” drop in his own words:

DeFi Dreaming

1 of 1 Auction

A beautiful and exclusive combination of Chris’ abstract style and Plein Air style.

I made abstract paintings for 10 years before I was a plein air artist. I developed my own language and esthetic that informed me as I made the transition to an outdoor painter. Here I have merged the two me’s into one greater whole.

30" x 40" inches, oil on linen
The winner of this auction will also receive the physical canvas hand-painted in oils by Chris Potter.

Miramar Meme

10 of 10 Farmable
15 Pineapples + .5 ETH

How many hidden pineapples can you find?

It’s really nice to have a raw undeveloped coastline, but I have to admit it’s pretty nice to have houses on the beach. I love coming here because of its protection from the wind and the quality of the clientele.

See this incredible speed painting of Chris Potter painting Miramar Meme live in Plein Air:

Ellwood Ethereum

10 of 10 Farmable
15 Pineapples + .5 ETH

The most sacred place in my universe. I grew up coming here and it’s the first place I realized how beautiful nature is. It formed me into the artist I am today and I am still in awe every time I come back.

Beached Pineapple

50 of 50 Farmable
5 Pineapples + .1 ETH

🍍 Plein Air Pineapples by Chris Potter drop 5/15 @ 1:37 EST 🍍

Pineapple Paintings: One-of-a-kind Drop on MEME!

This is a very unique one-of-its kind drop: Instead of having a free pool for a bunch of the same NFTs, we wanted to do something special.
Farmable + physical one-of-ones — ZERO Minting Fees!

Chris has painted 9 unique 1-of-1s of pineapples for the community — with zero minting fees. To add to that, each recipient will receive the physical shipped to them, as thanks to the $MEME community for welcoming him.

Each 1 of 1 NFT below includes a physical canvas: 6x8 inches, oil on panel.

Please provide your shipping address to dontbuy@dontbuymeme.com

Inspired by you guys and a real live pineapple. These are mementos of this time and place. De-Fi to the moon!

DeFinapple

1 of 1 Farmable
45 Pineapples + 0 ETH

Slice of MEME

1 of 1 Farmable
45 Pineapples + 0 ETH

MEME Dream

1 of 1 Farmable
45 Pineapples + 0 ETH

Sacred MEME

1 of 1 Farmable
45 Pineapples + 0 ETH

PineappleGogh

1 of 1 Farmable
45 Pineapples + 0 ETH

Pineapples Don’t Pick Themselves

1 of 1 Farmable
45 Pineapples + 0 ETH

The Dawn of MEME

1 of 1 Farmable
45 Pineapples + 0 ETH

The Dusk of MEME

1 of 1 Farmable
45 Pineapples + 0 ETH

Vanilla Pineapple

1 of 1 Farmable
45 Pineapples + 0 ETH

You can find other Chris Potter’s works on:
Bitski & OpenSea

🍍 Plein Air Pineapples by Chris Potter drop 5/15 @ 1:37 EST 🍍

Connecting with Chris:

What first got you into NFT art?
I am into everything art. New mediums to display with are just as important as new mediums to create with. I saw it as an opportunity to connect and affect a bigger audience. Making the world better one piece at a time. I believe NFTs will be a new and exciting investment class in the future that is widely accepted.

How did you develop your creative process?
I always wanted to be able to paint like Van Gogh or Monet. To do that you need to walk the same road and cover the same amount of canvas. Looking outward to learn from nature’s infinite beauty. Looking inward to discover my own unique and amazing abilities. In the end, adding something new to the great conversation of art.

What’s next for Chris Potter?
More experiments combining real-world painting with the NFT marketplace!

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