A self-taught artist born and raised in Norfolk, Chris now lives in Surrey, working as a Professional Wildlife Artist and School Teacher.
Highly Commended at the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year awards 2010 and shortlisted for the same award in 2011 and 2012, Chris’ reputation continues to grow internationally, selling to private collectors worldwide.
One-man shows at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham in 2004 and cueB Gallery in London in 2011 have been very successful. Chris has also had several works selected by the annual National Exhibition of Wildlife Art and has been amongst the top-selling exhibitors with the Animal Art Fair since 2011. An Associate of The Society of Feline Artists and The Wildlife Art Society International, by whom he was awarded a Gold Citation in 2010, Chris has been a signature member of Artists for Conservation since 2010.
Formerly a Senior Programmes Officer for the Born Free Foundation, specializing in the conservation of endangered species, he has travelled extensively throughout Africa, Central America, Europe and Asia, providing first-hand encounters with many of the animals that now inspire his work. As well as donating a percentage of his art profits to Born Free’s project work to help keep wildlife where it belongs – in the wild - Chris' drawings have also proven very popular and lucrative lots, auctioned at high profile star-studded fundraising events. To date, his work has raised over £14,000 for organisations such as the Sumatran Orang-utan Society, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the Environmental Investigation Agency, WildAid and Born Free.