A selection of dynamic and colourful paintings and woodcut prints, including landscapes, travel, nature and humour.
Chris Gilbert was born in 1947 and studied Graphic Design at Portsmouth and Plymouth College of art and typography at The London College of Printing. During the sixties he worked as publicity Designer for Heals and also for Harrods. After working for a design company in Sevenoaks producing a variety of graphic design he moved back to London and became freelance. Specialising in book design and illustration he worked for major Publishers including, Heinemann, Collins, Hodder, Macmillan etc. A love of drawing lead to a period studying life drawing and then landscape painting, selling work through galleries and living in Mexico for a year. On return he attended Morley College in London studying printmaking, specialising in etching. After living in Frankfurt and concentrating on printmaking, he has set up a workshop in West Sussex. He has had solo exhibitions and sold prints at art fairs and galleries. In 2015 he was awarded The National Open Art ‘Best Print Prize’ award, presented at the Royal College of Art. In 2017 his work was selected for the Rabley Open Sketchbook drawing exhibition. In 2018 his work was selected for the National Original Print Exhibition at The Bankside Gallery London.
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