From Bristol, Chris graduated from the University of West England in 2001, with BA (Hons) in Illustration.
Primarily a fashion illustrator, Chris has produced illustrations for Zara, Spain and his work has been published in fashion and creative press in the US, Australia and Europe.
Chris’ work is gaining attention with the fashion and beauty industry and recent commissions within that realm have included an illustrated editorial for award winning New York hair and beauty company, Prose (2019) and a large mural painted before the public in real time at a major 2 day childrens’ wear event in Paris (2019).
In 2018, his worked featured in the Brazilian fashion magazine, Revista Caterina and he was featured in the PatternBook blog, as ‘one to watch’. In 2017, he was the featured artist in Voir Magazine. And fashion designer, Carolina Herrera, has used Chris’s illustrations on her Instagram page.
Chris has previously exhibited in Paris and sold his work privately. We consider Chris’s beautiful illustrations as ‘works of art’ in their own right and are delighted to be his representative in the North.
‘My reason for illustrating is to explore form. I was a stone sculptor and this remains even when working in 2D, I still feel a compulsion to ‘carve the page’. The designs of Comme des Garçons resonate for me – the sculptural forms are a constant source of inspiration. Italian Artist Lorenzo Mattotti is probably my biggest influence, the composition and colour of his work is breath-taking. He manages to set up a tension of movement and vibration within an image.
I am in a constant state of flux with materials and working method as every image seems to suggest a different tool. I don’t think I have ever settled into a style and not sure if I ever will’.
Chris has many collectors of his work, both nationally and internationally – we happily post out his unframed pieces to the UK and abroad. Chris is also happy to discuss commissions. Please enquire for further details.
We often get new pieces in to replenish those sold – Chris’ work does not hang around for long!