After studying Illustration, Christopher rapidly established himself with prestigious commissions for ITV, major publishing houses, West End theatres and top flight advertising agencies. At the same time the Association of Illustrators asked him to join their judging panel for the annual ‘Best of British’ illustration awards, which also repeatedly featured his work.
Christopher soon found himself increasingly frustrated with the constraints of illustration, and so branched out into the world of murals, sculpture and specialist paint effects- working all over Europe and sending work as far as Japan and the USA. Clients at this time included the likes of Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and the Walt Disney Corporation.
The work Christopher does now would most accurately be described as ‘hyper’ realism. Although he often uses photography to capture transient lighting conditions, he has absolutely no desire to produce a faithful reproduction of the photographs themselves. Instead he uses the images as reference points for the creation of a heightened, idealised reality.
Christopher sells his work through art fairs and selected galleries. His paintings have joined private collections in the UK, Europe and the United States.