Chris Webb is an abstract impressionist painter, primarily creating coastal landscapes inspired by his photographs taken on his wanders. His style concentrates on the tones and depth to a painting, shifting away from the details to the overall impression of a scene. Chris has lost a significant amount of sight in both his eyes, untreatable and legally registered as partially sighted. This has clearly informed his art practice. For example, the choice of palette you see in his monochrome paintings was inspired by a moment whilst out wandering on a foggy windless day with the sun trying to break through that thick fog. The conditions that day made everywhere seemed higher in contrast and virtually monochrome, suiting his remaining vision better and influencing his paintings ever since.
This last year has been quite a breath of fresh air for him, whilst seeking new shores to exhibit his art. His engagement with exhibition themes, has led him to rise to the challenge on a broader range of subjects in his style. With three international and five UK exhibitions in 2018, his engagement with a wider audience has grown considerably.
Thank you for reading about Chris' work and art processes.
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 '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.