Welcome to my website. I am an ink sketcher and abstract impressionist painter. My work is inspired by my own photography and memories whilst out on my shoreline wanders. I started in 2012 and was formerly known as 'urbansketcher' back then, sketching scenes and architecture on location. A visual impairment in both my eyes got the better of me for a while, until I learnt to overcome the obstacle and adapt my art. My expressive inks and use of watercolour was eventually joined by my love of abstract acrylic paints and I developed my own abstract impressionist style by 2015. I was legally registered as visually impaired by early 2017 and this drove me to work more on my abstract impressionist paintings. These paintings led me to seek new shores to exhibit my art, which encouraged me to explore new themes and broaden my subject matter. I was accepted to three international and five UK group exhibitions in 2018. This year, I was delighted to be accepted for a group exhibition in Torquay celebrating tidal habitats. Thank you for visiting my website, I can also be found on the following social media platforms below. Just click on the link or search for @chriswebbartist.
2019 'Our Place in the Seven Heavens' Curated by Becky Nuttall at Artizan Gallery in Torquay UK.
2018 '(In)visible' Curated by Atramental at Espacio Gallery in City of London UK.
2018 'Ideal Destinations' Curated by ARTbound at Town Hall in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK.
2018 'The Dark Arts' at The Kings Theatre in Portsmouth UK.
2018 'Nostalgia' Curated by Art Number 23 at Municipal Gallery of Piraeus in City of Athens, Greece.
2018 'Bath Life' Summer Exhibition Curated by British Art Salon in City of Bath, Somerset UK.
2018 'Frame of Mind' at Emporium Bar in Portsmouth UK.
2018 'Nostalgia' Curated by Art Number 23 at Misc Arts Center in City of Timisoara, Romania.
2018 'Thresholds' Curated by Gonzo Unit in City of Thessaloniki, Greece.
2016 'Waterfront City' SOLO at Southscene in Portsmouth UK.
2016 'Our Minds are Worlds Apart' at Coastguard Studios in Portsmouth UK.
2015 'Under the Spotlight' at Coastguard Studios in Portsmouth UK.
2014 'Urban Perspective' at Island City Art in Portsmouth UK.