Christopher trained at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with
an Honours degree in Drawing & Painting in 1984.
He has been a full-time professional artist since his first one-man exhibition in Edinburgh 1987.
His activities include:
President of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) (2009 – 2011)
Vice-President of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) (2006-2009)
Board Member of the Exhibiting Societies of Scotland (ESSA) (2006-2011)
An elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) (2006)
Elected to serve on the Council of the SSA (2004 – 2011)
A Professional Member of The Glasgow Art Club (2005)
An Elected Member of The Paisley Art Institute (PAI) (2005)
An Elected Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) (2004)
An Elected Professional Member of the Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) (1993)
Selection/Hanging & Arranging Committees SSA Annual Exhibitions at RSA 2006 to 2013.
Awards include: The Sir William Gillies Award (RSW 2009)
The Glasgow Art Club Fellowship (RSW 2005)
The Armour Award (RGI 1994)
The James Torrance Memorial Award (RGI 1993)
Collections include: Standard Life Aberdeen (New York Collection); HRH Prince Charles the Duke of Rothesay; the Bank of Scotland; United Distillers; Edinburgh University; Lennox Lewis; The Demarco European Foundation; MacRoberts Solicitors; Premier Property Group; Phoenix Equity Partners and many other private and corporate collections around the world.
He is married with two children and two step-children.
He lives and works in the coastal town of Dunbar, near Edinburgh