Chris grew up somewhere between the canals of southwest France, the Swiss mountains, England’s Constable country Essex and Margate’s amusement arcades. The youngest of four children (the little brother role he still embraces in adulthood) Chris spent the majority of his education drawing on his friends’ schoolbooks and was brought up on a diet of Tom & Jerry, Swiss chocolates, cheap fizzy pop and French sunshine.
Chris’ irreverent sense of humour was born from years as both a mild mannered doodler and angry burger flipper. Taking inspiration as much from Henri Matisse as he does The Muppets as well as odd bits of packaging collected from supermarkets he visits on his travels, Chris’ work has been described as charming and visually striking with a sharp graphic style. His illustrations are populated with rambunctious characters that are a cleverly crafted mix of an uncomplicated line style, wonky perspectives and conspicuous colour choices.
Currently Chris enjoys living in Bristol, England.