Chris trained as a graphic designer/typographer going on to form his own consultancy as well as teaching graphics full and part time. Clients ranged from the Royal Colleges to Universities. His career in visual communication fuelled his love of drawing/painting.
As his design career became more computer based and his own work less ‘hands on’, more managerial, drawing/painting became a way of relaxing and fulfilling his personal creative space. (Especially on holiday).
He believes art should be of today, contemporary/fresh and he approaches art as a creative process, 'it can be frustrating but I enjoy the challenge'.
Recently settling on a style of pen drawing that is purely, black on white, paper and pen. ‘I find black and white refreshing in today’s saturated world of colour’. He finds this process satisfying due to the challenge of rendering complex images with simple marks.
Chris also paints in acrylic, working large, building up colour and tone to create atmosphere.
Chris is also a member of the Cambridge Drawing Society.