Chris is an arts professional with 30 years in arts and museums as artist, print-maker, life drawing tutor, and heritage curator. Her passion is bringing people closer to art and culture through seeing, doing, learning and inspiring. Her specialism is drawing – especially life-drawing – and she loves helping people of all ages and abilities grow their own skills and ideas in engaging and enjoyable ways.
“I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA ’Hons’ in Fine Art, where I benefited from intense specialized life-drawing classes, and from Chelsea School of Art with an MA in printmaking with a wide range of technical skills. Throughout my working life I have continued to draw, and have taken regular opportunities to teach drawing in a freelance capacity. My work in museums and galleries has involved delivering a wide range of creative activities and projects, with people at the heart. In my most recent role with the National Trust I had the job to ‘move, teach and inspire’ through exhibitions, demonstrations, community projects, and informal lectures showing people how ‘to see’ often complex artworks. I have a huge appreciation and understanding of art history, techniques and styles, and of contemporary practice and ideas.”