Sussex born Chris attended Hastings School of Art
before taking his degree in graphic design at Canterbury College of Art.
After graduating Chris joined London advertising agency
Masius Wynne Williams as an art director.
During the following 30 years he created campaigns
in advertising agencies both in London
and in Oslo, Norway.
It was while living in Søgne, Southern Norway that Chris first learnt to cut lino.
His first prints were local tourist views but he quickly turned his hand
to quirky humour. In 2004 two of his ‘Dirty Habit’ linocuts were accepted
to tour Southern Norway in Sørlandsutstillingen
and that year he became the exhibition’s most sold artist.
He returned to the UK in 2005 and began to specialise in wildlife subjects.
“While some of my linocuts have a more conventional format,
I have developed a collage-style of printing where smaller images
butt up against each other to make a larger final picture.
By using slightly unmatched colours and details
and working to an irregular shaped format
my linocuts take on a collage-style appearance.
Although these prints take a long time to plan and print
I feel that I am working at my best
when using this unorthodox approach”.
Chris has exhibited these complicated linocuts
with the Society of Wildlife Artists every year since 2007
and in 2015 he attained Member status.
Chris lives and works in the Forest of Dean.
47 Colliers Field,