Originally from Shoreham-by-Sea and now based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Chris is an artist, graphic designer, geologist and climber. He holds a PhD in geochemistry and generally lives and breathes rocks. Although he has mostly painted for pleasure, he has recently produced cartography and artwork for the front cover of the Scottish Mountaineering Press’s Scottish Winter Climbs West, his work continues to attract a number of private commissions and he is working toward his first exhibition.
Chris’s work reflects his lifelong passions for geological landscapes and climbing. In his work, he draws upon his experiences as both a researcher in earth sciences and keen rock climber to create paintings that emphasise the features of the landscape that define its beauty and character. He also seeks to convey the sense of escapism and adventure that attracts him as a climber to our wild landscapes.
In his words: ‘All rocks tell a story and it is that story that defines our landscape and how we interact with it; ultimately this is what informs my paintings.’