Chris has been leading the teaching of Illustration at Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, since 2007.
“Tell the truth but tell it slant.” – Emily Dickinson
From 1990 Chris took his passion for drawing and performance into animation, working as a storyboard and layout artist, character designer and developer for major animation studios in the UK, France and Germany. Credits include Tiny Planets, Under Milk Wood, A Monkey’s Tale, Noah’s Island, Kid Clones and Sheeeep!
Chris has illustrated children’s books including the Bump in the Night trilogy with partner Ruth Morgan, and award-winning Byd Llawn Hud/One Busy Book with Gomer Press. Recent exhibitions include solo show The Park at Oriel Tri, and a group show Addiction at Tactile Bosch, curated by Jan Bennett and Kim Fielding.
Chris has taught animation, drawing and professional skills at the University of Western Denmark, Glamorgan Centre for Art & Design Technology, Institut de L’Image de l’Ocean Indien (Reunion Island), UWCN Fashion and CSAD’s BA Graphic Communication programme. He has also contributed to arts education projects with organisations such as Children’s Music Workshop, Fundacio la Caixa in Catalunya, Galeri in Caernarfon and leading UK orchestras.