Christopher is a Leeds based self-taught artist who works in oils or watercolours and has been painting for as long as he can remember. He has also been an angler all his life, travelling the world, fishing for many different species of fish and has caught everything from sticklebacks to blue marlin.
Originally a landscape painter, Christopher has recently found a desire to paint the fish that he loves. His paintings are representational, striving to portray the fish as accurately as possible within a natural setting, either exhibiting natural behaviour or as part of an angling scenario. Christopher also takes commissions for portraits of anglers holding their trophy fish.
Christopher is a founder member of the Clew Bay Artists group of painters, which exhibits annually in Westport on the west coast of Ireland, and a committee member of and regular exhibitor at the Harrogate & Nidderdale Art Club in North Yorkshire. In 2013 he was awarded the Avant Art Trophy for the people’s choice at their 2013 Ripley spring exhibition. He also enters a number of paintings each year for the St Gemma’s Hospice autumn exhibition in Leeds. In 2015 he became a member of the Association of Animal Artists.
His fish paintings can be found at www.clewbayartists.com.