Chris was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk, in 1954 and was brought up in Billingham, Teesside. He now lives in Weardale, Co.Durham, with his wife, Val, who is also a painter. He has painted water colours as a profession since 1980, specialising in landscape, seascape and architecture. Many of his works are in private collections in this country and abroad. Other collections include Grey College, University of Durham and Warcop Army Field Training Centre in Cumbria. Chris has recently completed a commission for the Duchy of Lancaster.