Lancashire based Chris works predominantly in oils, he aims to capture the conscious experience and awareness of a place. Working from observation and plein air, he is inspired by his senses and emotions by pushing the boundaries of representational painting towards a more phenomenological approach, letting his work attain this magical atmospheric quality.
His perception of the landscape is translated onto canvas through bold expressive mark making, an intuitive relationship with colour and a delicate understanding of tone. His subjects are invariably places that he knows well and visits often to experience the weather and explore the seasons.Read more
Over the years his work has taken him to places such as the mountains of Kazakhstan, Italy, Scotland and the Lake District, to the beaches and cliffs of Malta, Cornwall, Orkney and a few other places. You will often find him painting plein air, on the coldest of winter days.
Educated here in the UK by studying contemporary painting, he later devoted more time to studying classical ateiler painting in Europe. He now divides his time between teaching and sharing his knowledge with others, while continuing to develop and experiment with his own painting, which is predominantly landscape based.