In Loving Memory of Christopher Alan Woolley

Christopher Alan Woolley

November 19, 1959 – September 29, 2022


Colorado Springs native artist, Christopher A. Woolley, was welcomed into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, September 29, 2022, after courageously battling thyroid cancer.

By his love for others, his words and his deeds, Chris consistently demonstrated his faith in Jesus Christ as his hope for this life and the next. Chris was a pillar of strength, love, and imagination for his wife and two daughters.  He was deeply intentional and dependable, building meaningful relationships within many different communities. He loved quiet late night conversations with a cup of tea and lively discussions with strong coffee, depending on the company.  Though quick of wit, he was kind-hearted and brave, gentle and wise, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Chris was always seeking adventure, camping and hiking in the mountains with his family, hunting for fossils and big game, and racing dirt bikes with his brothers.

Chris was an accomplished, self-taught watercolor artist, and recent recipient of a Jurors’ Choice Award at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, in Jackson, Wyoming. In his own words, Chris’ paintings capture not only the spirit of the wild but also the place of the individual in the wilderness. Chris’ favorite subjects were Colorado wildlife, mountain landscapes, racecars and motorcycles. He appreciated the design and engineering of vintage European automobiles and motorcycles, especially Ducatis.

Chris is survived by his wife of 37 years, Connie Woolley; his two beloved daughters, Renee Vance (Brian) and Heather Woolley; mother, Sandra Shannon; brothers, Gregory Woolley (Viki) and Timothy Woolley (Chloann), and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to CIVA Christians in Visual Arts, of Monona, Wisconsin (EIN: 38-2391068), or Birds of Prey Foundation, of Broomfield, Colorado (EIN: 84-0967043).

A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Saturday, October 8th at the Fellowship of the Rockies Church located at 1625 S. 8th St., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905. Visitation begins at 9am, followed by the service at 10:00 am, and light refreshments after.

“The spirit of the place is not in the grand vista, but in the shadow of the detail.” -Christopher Woolley