Modern contemporary artist working in oil, acrylic and watercolour...
Christopher studied art at Rochester College of Art and Design and previously exhibited mainly in Kent before moving to Suffolk's Blyth Valley. Christopher's paintings are modern contemporary with a little abstract, inspired by the Suffolk light, he now paints as a full time artist from his new studio/gallery at Henstead Arts & Crafts Centre.
Christopher is a member of the Southwold Arts Circle, Beccles Society of Artists, Easterly Artists and East Suffolk Plein Air Artists.
Working in oil, acrylic and watercolour. Christopher's paintings are on permanent display at his studio in Henstead.
"As a professional artist my artwork follows the loose impressionist styles of fauvism and the Scottish Colourists. My composed artwork points towards light and colour of the modern contemporary that approaches on the side of abstract. With simplified lines, marks and shapes of coastline and landscape, which I am inspired to capture and paint, with an emotional response to the vast East Anglian skies and clouds that drift across the open land and sea.
Putting on the original ground colour, I then start fading back to base in different sections of the painting, incorporating fascinating combinations of contemporary colours with a mixture of scumbled, with lost and found areas of transparent and opaque paints.
The artist that has inspired me over my painting career is Samuel Peploe (RSA). Adhering to the styles, tones and colour notes of his artworks."