Christopher Schmidt was born in 1965 and has always been interested in the identification and illustration of birds and other wildlife. He has filled numerous sketchbooks on his travels to different parts of the world and has illustrated many articles in magazines about bird identification. Furthermore, he was author or co-author of national and international books about birds. For his illustration he won prizes such as the Swarovski Award of the magazine„Birdwatch“or the German prize „Silberner Uhu“. His paintings were shown in different Museums of Natural History in Germany such as Bonn, Erfurt, Gotha or Halberstadt.
Christopher lives in northern Germany close to the Baltic coast where birdlife is still rich and supplies plenty of inspiration for using his favourite medium, watercolour.