Chris Webb is an abstraction painter, creating a unique expressive and impressionistic view of his world after sightloss. It is clear that his visual impairment informs his artwork in very profound ways. The abstraction style he uses reflects his visual abilities and concentrates on the tones and depth to a painting. The choice of palette you see was a moment realised whilst out wandering on a foggy windless day with the sun trying to break through. The conditions that day made everywhere seemed higher in contrast and virtually black and white in tones. It suited his remaining vision immensely and with this revelation he took a major step forward in his artwork. Bringing together his abstraction scrape techniques and the use of a limited palette with thick acrylic abstract paint. He is able to create a sense of depth to the seascapes & landscapes he paints, providing a tactile as well as visual experience for his audience. His abstraction landscape paintings are the result of years of adaption after sight loss and have become more than just a direct representation of a given scene. He likes to express so much more emotion these days in his artwork. He believes that his focus has shifted from the details to the overall impression of a scene. He paints the scenes in monochrome, often with just one extra colour. He finds this simplifies the scene and creates a mood that with too much colour would otherwise be dispelled.
2014 'Urban Inks & Watercolours' at Island City Art in Portsmouth UK.
2015 'Under the Spotlight' at Coastguard Studios in Portsmouth UK.
2016 'Minds are Worlds Apart' at Coastguard Studios in Portsmouth UK.
2016 'Nautical Landscapes' SOLO at Southscene in Portsmouth UK.
2018 'Thresholds' at Gonzo Unit in Thessaloniki, Greece.
2018 'Nostalgia' by Art Number 23 at Misc Arts Center in Timisoara, Romania.