Chris is a self-taught, mixed media artist based in Hampshire, UK. Although Chris studied art at school, he first started painting for himself in his spare time whilst at Vet School, as a way to relax. Initially, Chris experimented with painting race horses before his style evolved into the colourful and slightly abstract wildlife paintings he enjoys creating today.
Chris loves capturing the movement and emotion of the wildlife he paints and enjoys experimenting with unusual colours and paint splatters to achieve this, in his preferred medium of acrylic. His favourite animals to paint are ones which are more exotic and unusual, such as the big cats, although he also finds inspiration in the wildlife found around Hampshire and those he treats in his day job as a small animal vet.
When he’s not painting, Chris enjoys spending time visiting galleries and finding inspiration from other artists such as Hubert de Watrigant, Christian Hook and brothers Chris and Steve Rocks for their unusual use of colour and abstract style. He can also be found walking his dog, Lenny in the local countryside, enjoying one of the local country pubs or participating in some more adrenaline filled activities like surfing and skiing.