Christopher is one of Bermuda's most accomplished watercolour painters. He received his degree in Fine Arts in Canada in 1971, and was employed as a graphic designer in Canada and Bermuda. He returned to painting after coming home to Bermuda and has won numerous awards for his art which has been well received in group and solo shows. Christopher has worked in watercolor for the last 20 years. He paints quickly and directly enjoying the transparency, the immediacy, and the unpredictability of the medium.
He is an enthusiastic member and sometime leader of the local Plein Air painting group and teaches watercolor workshops on an occasional basis. He has also been painting with oils for the last couple of years and and is presently working towards a two artist show with Jonah Jones in February 2009
He is married to a teacher who is also a watercolour artist, and has a daughter who is one of his most perceptive critics. He also has an ancient and venerable cat who has been known to help by lying on his pallete.
His work is available at the Dockyard Art Centre, and by appointment at his studio in Southampton. Please feel free to email him for further information.
Solo and Group shows 1996 Masterworks, solo show 1998 Heritage house, three person show 1999 Masterworks, solo show 2003 Masterworks, solo show 2004 Bermuda Society of Art, Oil & Water, two person show with Jonah Jones 2005 Lighthouse Gallery 2004 Bermuda Society of Art, Oil & Water Again two person show with Jonah Jones 2007 Masterworks, solo show 2007 Double Vision with Jonah Jones at Dockyard Arts Centre 2008 Masterworks solo show in Rick Faries gallery
Bermuda Society of Art 1997 Certificate of Commendation for Portrait drawing 1988 Royal Society of British Artists show at Mall Gallery in London 1992 Selected for Bermuda Society of Arts fine art card series 1993 Selected for the Bermuda Society of Arts Permanent collection 1994 Jurors choice Bermuda Society of Arts Spring show 1994 Premier's Christmas card 1994 First featured artist for opening of the Harbour Gallery
Art Centre at Dockyard 1992 Painting selected for Art Festival poster 1997 Featured Artist Dockyard Art centre 2000 Art Centre Calendar for year 2002 Featured Artist Dockyard Art Centre 2004 Featured Artist Dockyard Arts Centre
Bermuda National Gallery 1996 Biennial 1998 Biennial 2005 Painting Bermuda, two hundred years of changing tradition
Masterworks 1992 Selected for Masterworks permanent collection 1992 Paintings selected by Department of Tourism for presentation to travel editors 1992 Paintings commissioned by Somers Mortgage and Finance
Corporate Collections Bermuda Fire & Marine Fairmont Hamilton Princess Fidelity International IPC Re Tuckers Point Development
Other 2002 Windjammer “Watercolours” Calendar 2003 Featured in Bermuda Fire & Marine Calendar 2001 Published in “Watercolor Simple, Fast and Focused” by Mel Stabin 2002 Artist in residence for the Bermuda Contingent at RIMS, New Orleans USA 2003 Artwork used for cover of report for IPC RE 2003 Governor of Bermuda’s Christmas card