The main focus of the weekend will be the paintings Chris completed on "The Big Painting Challenge 2018". Both the “Task” and “Challenge” paintings from each of the six episodes He appeared in.
You will also be able to see Chris’ latest work, and some of his favourite works from the past few years.
In 2017 Chris had been painting landscapes and altered trees for 10 years, when his painting career was altered forever by a chance advertisement on social media.
Chris Had been selected from thousands of armature artists to take part in “The Big Painting Challenge 2018” A BBC Television program.
Chris, Along with ten others was selected for his potential to learn and grow as an artist. Over the six week program Chris was mentored by Pascal Anson and Dianna Ali in a broad range of painting disciplines. Reaching the final of the Sunday night nock out style programme, afforded Chris a little self belief and a new found confidence to “go forth and paint”.
Fast forward to the present day and you will find Chris Back home in Oxfordshire, working his day job in the local supermarket and painting whatever captures his imagination. in his spare time.
“Taking part in the show blew my mind, and got me out of the rut I never knew I was stuck in. Rather than painting the same old thing over and over, I am now inspired and driven by my every day life. Be it a walk in the country with my family, or stacking the shelfs at work. If It catches my attention I will paint it. People, places, Events, object – bring it on, I am unafraid”