Chris was born in Devon into a sea-faring family, his great-grandfather becoming a well known artist as well as skippering his own sailing trawlers. He grew up immersed in a working marine environment before undertaking a career in architectural and structural design. However, after ill health forced early retirement he took the opportunity to combine his draughting ability with his creative instincts.
Working predominantly in oils he aspires to add an emotional and expressive element to capture the atmosphere of special moments in time, inspired by the coast, estuary and moorland of the Westcountry.
Since returning to Teignmouth Chris has won awards for his art from Teignmouth Art Society, Torbay Guild of Artists, and been a finalist in the SAA Artist of the year 2017 & 2018. He has exhibited extensively, most notably at the South West Academy Open exhibitions 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the winners exhibitions of the SAA Artist of the year 2017 & 2018 at the N.E.C. Birmingham.
Chris has recently had the honour to be admitted as an Associate of the South West Academy of Fine & Applied Art (SWAc).