Chris is a self taught artist from Manchester, England who comes from a background of art and music. His main passion growing up was playing drums which led to him being the drummer for UK rock band Heaven’s Basement for 10 years, and his time with this band took him on tour all around the world and he says he never really thought he would do anything else.
It was during a four month tour of the U.S in late 2013 he decided to sketch on one of his used drumheads after a show using some sharpie pens. This then happened night after night on tour and ideas about artwork started flooding his mind and he was hooked.
In late 2016 he decided to step away from the music business and commit to putting all his energy into his paintings.
He says "I don’t believe in a right or wrong way with anything creative. I enjoy the process of trial and error and learning things for yourself, it’s same mentality as I had to playing drums.
I love going into the unknown and painting with a certain amount of not having a plan about where it’ll go. I’d never want to get into a comfort zone as going through the motions would take away the fun."