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Chris sketching Nov 2023 Dartmoor.jpg

It's usually landscapes that fire my enthusiasm and make me rush for the camera or art materials.  Dramatic skies, sunlight creating patterns on architecture, the warm colours of the late afternoon, the first pinpoints of light at dusk....

I make watercolour sketches when possible and take photographs. The sketches are precious notes simplifying and recording what exactly was fascinating about an often complex scene.  They serve as a springboard for further paintings, some involving more experimentation with unpredictable paint runs and splatters, colour and gestural markmaking. Here decisions rely partly on visual reference and partly on memory and intuition in an attempt to subtly suggest the features and mood of a place without stifling the abstract beauty of the spontaneous mark.


Birth Place        Malaysia

Art Education    Graphic Design and Illustration at Kingston Universiy 1977

                          PGCE Art and Design at Middlesex University 1996

Work                  Children's book illustrator. Published by: Penguin, Walker Books,  Heinemann,                             Methuen, Blackie, BBC Enterprises, Oxford University Press and Ginn.                                       1987 - 1996 

                           School teacher 1997 - 2013

Currently exploring and developing my own artwork.       


Group Exhibitions   

Ana Mae Chadwick Gallery - London 1987

Association of Illustrators - London 1992

Dashwood Art Society Exhibition,  Lauderdale House - Highgate  London 2011

Islington Art Society Spring Exhibition, The Gallery - Stoke Newington, London 2012

Highgate Contemporary Art Summer Exhibition - London 2012

Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition, Mall Galleries - London 2013

Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries - London 2015

Places Exhibition, Ply Gallery - London 2017

Dashwood Art Society Winter Exhibition, Lauderdale House - London 2022

Islington Art Society Autumn Exhibition, Original Gallery - London 2023


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