Working from Combe Martin in beautiful North Devon, Chris is never short of inspiration and never far from gorgeous subjects: from the mysteries and colours of woodlands and rivers to seascapes and secret coves; Devon has them all. Chris's work allows the viewer to get involved, to imagine the space, fill in the gaps of action and participation, and, even, guess what might be behind a tree, a boat or building that isn’t discernible from the creation on canvas.
With time at Reading Art College in the early eighties, Chris evolved his own approach: ‘’My approach to each representation is one of total mental, and, spiritual involvement, I try to be completely ‘present’ in the process. The peace and joy I experience in putting the work down on canvass or paper, whether in oils, pastels or acrylics, is one I strive to pass on to the observer.’’ Chris's work happily hangs on the walls of occasional exhibition goers and private collectors alike in both the UK and Internationally.
BA Hons (Hist).
40 + years of painting in multiple media including oils, pastels, pencil/charcoal and acrylics. Painting en plain air and in the in the studio.
Began Art education at Berkshire College of Art in the early eighties.
Took part in SKY Arts Landscape Artist program.
Represented Tetbury Art Society at HRH Prince Charles 70th Birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace.
A bunch of others long since forgotten :-)
Mainly local and or self organised. Also Tetbury Art Society for several years, Cirencester, and Bi-Annual Sherston Arts Festival.