A local Plein Air artist who has his own studio inside Westgate Chambers in Rotherham town centre. Chris studied BA Fine Art at Sheffield University but it wasnt until he visited an exhibition in Doncaster on Modern Impressionists that he moved from illustration to working in the open air. He has exhibited in London at the Mall Gallery in exhibitions by the RSMA Royal Society of Marine Artists and Royal Oil Institute, Hull Open Art, Barnsley Open Art and the Sheffield Great Art Show. Chris said: "I start the day early to catch the morning light, as lighting and colour are at the centre of my art. Unlike a photograph, a scene is captured over a few hours, giving the work a unique feel and atmosphere. People walking by and saying hello is all part of the interaction with the environment that I am trying to capture." Workshops and artist group demonstrations are held throughout the year.