Christopher Wassell ( b 1969) is an American abstract painter and woodblock printmaker. Raised in a military family, he attended high school in Yokosuka, Japan. After studying painting and sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University, he relocated to New Orleans for a decade before settling in Southern California in 1997. He has been an actively touring and recorded drummer, chef, limousine driver and stand up comedian. A recent amputee, he currently resides and paints in Tijuana, BC and has one daughter, age 7.