THE JOY OF ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS
part of West Fulton Puppet Festival 2018
Christopher will be talking about animal relationships and the sometimes unlikely bonds that have formed between animals in his care(both wild and domestic) during his twenty years of work as a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator for New York State.
About the artist:
Christopher Durham was born and raised in Southern Virginia and developed three loves early on - animals, art and entertainment. All three of which he successfully pursued upon his arrival in New York City after graduating from the College of William and Mary. He has guest starred on "Rescue Me", "Third Watch", "Law and Order", "Law and Order Criminal Intent", "Law and Order SUV", “The Bronx is Burning”, “Madam Secretary, “The Blacklist”, and many others.
As a television host and personality, he appeared in the highly acclaimed documentary "Wild City" with Isabella Rossellini and was a frequent quest and segment producer of Hallmark's "New Morning" show. He has also reported for HBO, The Travel Channel, Onion News Network and the syndicated “Pet Guy” series.
An accomplished artist, he had his first gallery exhibition in SoHo in 2004. Working mostly in pen/ink and watercolor, his art can be viewed at petportraits-bychris.com. His work has been featured in the famed windows of Van Clef and Arpels in Manhattan as well as Elle Décor, Victoria and "M" magazines and The New York Times.
As a result of his many years of working with animals, Christopher became a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator in 1998. He works closely with state and local animal facilities to help injured and orphaned wildlife receive care and treatment so that they can be returned back to the wild. Christopher’s first children’s book “ZOBO”, which he both wrote and illustrated, has just been published. For more information, visit www.christopher-durham.com