Christopher studied Painting and Printmaking at City & Guilds of London Art School and continued at the Royal Academy Schools. Since graduating in 1980 he has exhibited widely and taught Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at the City & Guilds of London Art School and University of Chichester Dept of Fine Art. He has recently retired from teaching to concentrate on his own work.
He sees himself as a realist painter and prefers to work directly from observation. He is most at home working outdoors but has a studio in West Sussex with printmaking facilities where he also undertakes a variety of work to commission.
At the 2012 RBA exhibition he was the winner of The Artist̛̛ Prize and the March 2013 issue of the Artist magazine features an extended article by Julian Halsby RBA with illustrations and information about working methods.
Chris was elected to membership of the RBA in 2013.
|2008 – 2013||Royal Society of British Artists. Mall Galleries, London|
|2012||National Open Art Competition – Exhibition toured Minerva Theatre, Chichester to Princes Drawing School and Pallant House Chichester|
|2010||National Open Art Competition (The Minerva Theatre Chichester) – Yellow Interference̛̛ was the Southern Region Prizewinner|
|2008||Images of India – Nehru Centre, London
Interventions – Worthing Museum & Art Gallery
|2007||The Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries
Lynne Prize Exhibition – Painters and Stainers Hall, City of London
3 Roses Gallery, Arundel, Sussex (2 person show)
|2005||Brighton Festival – Jointure Studios, Arts in Residence
Chappel Galleries, Essex. Roderick Barrett Memorial Exhibition
|2004||Chichester Open Arts Exhibition
Burlington Fine Art, Piccadilly, London
Anna Mei Chadwick The Gallery on Cork St, London
|2002||Chelsea Arts Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall
Anna Mei Chadwick The Gallery 27 Cork St, London
|2000||Anna Mei Chadwick The Gallery 27 Cork St, London|
|1999||Anna Mei Chadwick The Gallery 27 Cork St, London|
|1999||Worthing Museum and Art Gallery – Making Sense of the Everyday – solo retrospective exhibition. (One Person Show)|
|1984/85/87/91/94 & 1997||Royal Academy Summer Show, Piccadilly, London|
|1991 – 1997||Regular bi-annual shows at Anna Mei Chadwick Gallery, Kings Rd, London|
|1994 & 95||Not the Royal Academy – Llwellyn Alexander ltd, Waterloo, London|
|1990 & 92||The Terrace Gallery, Worthing (One Person Show)
Cadogan Contemporary, London – Summer Exhibition
|1989||The Judd St Gallery, Bloomsbury, London (One Person Show)
Long & Rye, Zella Nine & Studio 92 Galleries
|1988||Petworth House, Sussex, National Trust exhibition
Chicago Center for Print, Wolkevitzc Gallery, Chicago, USA
|1984||Southover Gallery, Lewes Sussex (One Person Show)|
|1981||Seven Dials Gallery, Covent Garden, London – 7 Artists|