Born in Essex, Chris trained in art and design at the Southend School of Art. He spent his weekends drawing the creeks and rivers.
These days he works and lives in East Sussex where he paints in watercolour. He says “I use watercolour because I love the way the colours run into each other. I also like the Sussex landscape with the rolling hills of the South Downs.
My work includes both abstract and realistic work. Sometimes it’s not easy to see the difference. The realistic becomes very abstract. I think the biggest challenge for an artist today is to be original”.
As well as his stunning paintings, Chris has illustrated a childrens’ book called “Rufus and the Rain”, written by his brother in law, who is a New Zealander. Rufus is a sun-loving bear, and you can buy a copy of this enchanting book in the gallery.
Join us for
late night opening in Lewes
on 1st December
5pm – 8.30pm
with mince pies and a glass of fizz