Chris is an established artist and well known for his dynamic interpretation of land, sea and architecture. His paintings are rich in colour, texture and are impressionistic or semi abstract in style. Inspired by nature, the coast and the hills, Chris enjoys working from direct contact with his subject matter. Whether on location or in his Northamptonshire home studio. Revelling in the contrasting topography and dramatic effects of light and shape, the countryside of Wales and Norfolk have formed a backdrop to his work.
Being a keen draughtsman, studying, drawing and physically absorbing his chosen environments are the key components to Chris’s finished works. His painting style is brisk, atmospheric and seemingly carefree, though his consideration of composition and colour is evident. Painting mainly in his preferred and versatile medium of acrylic, his mark making is bold and layered, which makes for distinctive and original art. Whether he works on canvas, paper or wood panel, Chris uses a brush and palette knife… or just about anything to make the right impression as he tussles with the surface to achieve the desired effect.
Chris has been a full time creative since leaving college in 1987. He trained in technical illustration and found his niche as an architectural illustrator, visualiser and concept artist. As a professional painter, his work has been exhibited countrywide and has been supported by an excellent network of galleries. The past years have been extremely busy with successful exhibitions in Wales, Norfolk, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire, alongside a recent and substantial private commission of 18 original paintings. His work can now be found in many private collections throughout the UK, America, Australia, Japan and Europe.