Christopher Lane uses fantastic imagery to turn life experiences into visual stories that primarily focus on people and their relationships with one another. Lane is passionate about social justice to protect the environment and inhabitants of our planet, and paints about both as one can’t exist without the other. Employing flora and fauna, his paintings often feature historical, political, or spiritual narratives as he is passionate about these subjects. He is a modern surrealist and storyteller. Each painting can usually be broken down into several scenes yet are cohesive in theme. He uses vivid colors, lush symbolism, and double imagery to illustrate divisive topics, allowing viewers to see them through a new, perhaps softer lens. He has created unity themed oil and acrylic paintings and presented them in multiple prominent group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Lane’s work, Woodland Pond Owl, won first prize in the Fine Arts Division at the 2023 South Carolina State Fair. His current solo exhibition, Circle of Life, which illustrates how we are all interconnected, recently exhibited at the Sumter County Gallery of Art, and he is presently participating in numerous group exhibitions across the United States.