Chris Gilbert was born in 1947. He studied Graphic Design at Plymouth College of
Art and typography at the London College of Printing. He worked for Heals as publicity
designer and also for Harrods. After five years working in a design group in Sevenoaks,
he moved back to London. He worked freelance for several major publishers, designing
books and book covers, using photography and illustration. He was also commissioned
to produce documentary photographs for publishers, and local government.
In the late 1990s he undertook a major change in direction. After a period of studying
life drawing he developed his interest in pastel painting, specialising in life drawing
and landscape painting. In 2000/2001 he spent a year travelling and painting in Mexico.
On his return to the U.K. he studied printmaking at Morley college. In 2002 he moved
to Germany where he continued to work on etching and aquatint. His work has featured
in The Artist’s and Illustrators Magazine and he continued to exhibit in Germany
Chris has recently returned to the U.K. and has settled in rural Sussex. He is continuing
with landscape painting and he has recently set up a printmaking studio. Has exhibited
in the Bite Exhibition, Mall Galleries, and is now exhibiting at the summer exhibition
2012 at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne.