Christopher is an illustrator in Southampton,
drawing and printmaking about history, local life, British balderdash and flotsam and jetsam.
For recent updates, see my blog. Scroll down for some recent work.
Get in touch: e-mail or phone 07742 104540.
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Background: Buildings of Southampton, 2012, seen at Southampton Civic Centre, 2013.
Museums And Gallery ActivitiesSouthampton City Council booklet, Spring 2015
The season's activities at Tudor House, Sea City and the City Art Gallery. This shows some of the treasures of all three attractions among the glories of Southampton and its waterfront, and a few Springlike and Eastersome touches.
Wild Play MapMottisfont, National Trust, Spring 2014
A children's trail map for new hands-on activities all over the rambling grounds and waterways of Mottisfont, Hampshire.
New Forest Heathlandincluded in Open Spaces exhibition,
Mottisfont, Hampshire, 2013
Here are two blog entries about the piece and how it came together:
Open Spaces, New Forest: Work In Progress.
Finish The Shard!Concertina books, 2013, Southampton
Concertina books, 2013.
Most people are not quite sure if London's Shard is finished. Here are some ideas for topping it off.
Giant Bunting for the Mayor-Making2013, Southampton
Hand-drawn, hand-printed and hand-cut, using my images of Southampton, these were decorations for Southampton Civic Centre on Mayor Making Day, 2013, the swearing in of Councillor Ivan White as Mayor for the year.
Here it is again, decorating the Wool House, later in 2013.
Fun Times AlphabetOngoing collaboration
A (roughly) weekly and quickish submission to the Fun Times Group alphabet. Above are "Corruption" and "Forbidden".
Solent University Plate Design2012, Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight
A plate design for Southampton and Solent University, exhibited at the Wightlink terminal in Yarmouth
The Three Tuns, RomseySummer 2012
A Summer flyer campaign for The Three Tuns, full of bits of Romsey, from the Abbey to the Plaza theatre.
Degree ShowJune 2012, Southampton Solent University
Hand-drawn onto metre-wide circles of paper, with lino-print borders. These pieces, illustrate aspects of the history of Southampton, my home town.
Blue circle: architecture, buildings and places.
Red circle: events.
Purple circle: people.
The pieces were exhibited at Solent Showcase, Southampton, and at Quay Arts, Newport, Isle Of Wight, and are now in the collection of Southampton Solent University.
Altarpiece Of MartyrsJanuary 2012
Featuring a cast of martyrs from the past two thousand years, from Alphege to Wulfhad.
Exhibited in the Bargate Monument Gallery, February 2012.
Other Titanic Collisions That Could Have BeenConcertina books, 2012, Unsinkable Press, Southampton
Concertina books, 2012.
Fourteen alternatives to the fateful iceberg, following on from the "Leaning Things Of Pisa" booklets.
The name refers to Thomas Hardy's "The Convergence Of The Twain".
Leaning Things Of PisaConcertina books, 2011
Four sixteen-page booklets, hand-printed and drawn in Italy.
It started with a joke about visiting Pisa for research on donors in art...
then the Tower of Pisa looked like a doner...
then the Tower of Pisa looked like a corn-on-the-cob...
before long everything looked like the Tower of Pisa.
Musical instruments leaning:
Modes of transport leaning: