Chris grew up in Winscombe and after Art School in Bath and Norwich, has lived and taught in Weston for many years.
Whilst based loosely on locations in Somerset, Chris’s semi-imagined scenes are intended as a retreat into the fiction of a nostalgic rural idyll: a landscape of shadows; at dusk or in the cool morning light in which we might call to mind, birdsong or the wind rustling the leaves on a tree.
Such a world is transient and insubstantial and so, in seeking to capture it, the specifics of a scene give way to shape, colour and pattern that remain in the mind’s eye after the detail has faded from memory.
Late Afternoon, Oil on canvas 30x24"
2015 Paired Show North Somerset Arts Week, Weston-s-Mare, N. Somerset
2013 Paired Show North Somerset Arts Week, Weston-s-Mare, N. Somerset
2011 Paired Show North Somerset Arts Week, Weston-s-Mare, N. Somerset.
2010 Group Show Redgate Gallery, Brixton, London
2010 Paired Show Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, N. Somerset
2009 Paired Show Gallery 27, Cork Street, London
2009 Paired Show: North Somerset Arts Week - Weston-s-Mare, N. Somerset
2008 Group Show: Weston Arts Week - Weston-s-Mare, N. Somerset
2007 Paired Show: North Somerset Arts Week – Weston-s-Mare, N. Somerset
2007 Group Show: The Create Centre, Bristol, N. Somerset
2003 Group Show The Frame Station – Weston-s-Mare, N. Somerset
2003 Group Show The Toll House Gallery, Clevedon, N. Somerset
1996 - 2003 Yearly Group Show (Pinnacle Art Group) Weston-s-Mare, N. Somerset