Chris's style could be best described as a contemporary impressionist approach to landscape painting in which tone, colour and texture are emphasized. His work is easily recognized for its vibrant colours, interplay of lights and darks, his quirky figures and his unique choice of subjects. While his favorite subjects include outback landscapes, boats,and figures in interesting town contexts, he has an eclectic range of subject matter that it is difficult to pin him down to one genre. But whatever he does, it is usually exciting and dramatic . Chris believes that through art we can learn to see, and when we have learnt that, there is a whole new world of understanding of beauty that is opened up to us. Chris is also a dynamic tutor and demonstrator, giving speedy and informative demonstrations of technique, while at the same time adding spice with interesting,humors stories and anecdotes .He ensures that his students learn as much as they can while still having fun.
Over the years Chris has achieved numerous art awards and recognition among fellow artists, including the Farrow Award for Artistic Excellence at Maleny Art Awards in 2003, being short listed for the Kenilworth art prize two years running in 2010 and 2011, winning 1st prize in the Pastel Society of Australia winter exhibition in 2011 and 1st in the scape awards in 2014 and 2015. Chris has travelled extensively over the last couple of years, teaching workshops in 5 states as well as overseas. His workshops are always infused with humour, warmth and considerable enthusiasm.
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