Chris Eastland is a classically trained portrait artist working mainly in oil and charcoal. He studied and taught the sight-size method of painting and drawing over seven years at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Chris is also a freelance designer, illustrator, and photographer. He is co-author of the ZooBorns book series which resulted from the success of, a popular baby animal website he co-founded. Chris was formerly the photography editor for Quest Magazine. An avid musician, he has recorded and performed since childhood. Chris currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.