I went to Art School in Eastbourne in 1973 and have been an artist all my life. I have worked for BBC Glasgow and fitted out their studios. At Girton I was resident art teacher for 8 years, working with children with autism and learning difficulties. Art really helped them to get another outlook on life. It does that for me too. I’ve always upcycled things in my art. I’ve been involved with Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, so I couldn’t do anything else.
Description of Chris’ artwork appearing in CirculART
Dawn Treader, Keeper of the Gates of Nature. A gender neutral figure covered in leaves and ivy connecting us to nature.
What repurposed materials does Chris use
A reclaimed shop mannequin, reclaimed wooden leaves given to me, left-over paint, and anything else I can find.
Why Chris chooses to use repurposed materials
To stop things being wasted and to protect the environment. It makes me more creative.