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)
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) [further awards]
He has been elected to serve on the Selection Committee and or Hanging & Arranging Committees of most of the SSA Annual Exhibitions held in the Royal Scottish Academy 2006 to 2013.
Collections include: HRH Prince Charles the Duke of Rothesay; the Bank of Scotland; Aberdeen Asset Management; 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 lives and works in the coastal town of Dunbar, near Edinburgh.