2020 course: October 25 - 30
Chris is a very well-known artist and tutor. He is a professional, figurative painter working in acrylics, watercolour, and mixed-media. He favours landscape and architectural subjects, specialising in capturing atmosphere and fleeting moments of changing light. The use of dynamic composition, texture and expressive mark-making while leaving some areas as vague abstraction enables the viewer use their imagination.
He is widely exhibited throughout the UK and has won prizes for his work at the Mall Galleries, London. He was elected a member of the RI (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) in 2010.
Chris has been tutoring and teaching for 15 years and enjoys giving lively and informative painting demonstrations. He runs painting courses and holidays in the UK and abroad and has also been featured in British and European Art magazines. He is also a regular contributor to ‘The Artist’ magazine on mixed-media watercolour and acrylic painting has made 4 DVD’s about his painting.
Chris says: ‘I believe in getting to know the painting subject through observation, sketching and photography. By careful planning of composition and colour, and then working quickly and expressively back in the studio I endeavour to make the work look spontaneous, expressive and dynamic.
I work in water-based mixed- media on paper and board, and also acrylic and ink on canvas. I use a variety of tools from roller and very large brush, rag, palette knife, card and fingers to create my paintings’