17th birthday card for Ashleigh
I’ve been drawing special birthday cards for my kids ever since they were born and they love them. I said that I would stop doing them when they got to 21 but they were having none of that and told me that I must carry on. Lewis is now 22 and living in New Zealand and Ashleigh is 19 and at uni so I’m still going strong with the special birthday cards. I haven’t posted any for a while so I thought I would post a selection from the last few years….
18th birthday card for Asleigh
19th birthday card for Ashleigh
19th birthday cards for Lewis
20th birthday card for Lewis
21st birthday card for Lewis
22nd Birthday Card for Lewis
Via Merulana Rome
I’m pleased to have these two oil paintings accepted for The Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition 2018 in Grasmere. Open daily from 28 July 2018 to Wednesday 5 September 2018.
The Hall, Grasmere, English Lake District, LA22 9TA www.lakeartists.org.uk
St. George’s Shopping Centre, Preston is celebrating it’s 50th birthday and commissioned an illustration featuring well known landmarks of Preston including the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, the Town Hall and the famous Sir Tom Finney splash statue. The original illustration was drawn by yours truly and it has now been installed in the heart of the centre on the top floor of the shopping centre’s rotunda. And to mark the unveiling limited edition postcards featuring the drawings will be available to shoppers at the centre’s management office.
St Georges Centre illustration postcards
It’s always lovely to play piano at weddings but especially nice when the venue has a beautiful grand piano like the Lakeside Hotel by Windermere.
An extremely fine moustache – a pleasure to draw.
It’s always a pleasure to draw guests at weddings but even more so when presented with an extremely fine beard and moustache such as this. I was worried that I might run out of ink!!!
I’ve been making special birthday cards for my kids since their first birthdays. My daughter Ashleigh turned 16 recently. She’s horse mad, so naturally this year’s theme had to be horses again! The horses at Larkrigg near Kendal get spoiled rotten when Ashleigh is around, so you’ll understand what’s going on in this year’s card.
I think Ashleigh spoils the horses at Larkrigg.
Poster for a Jazz Offline gig at Arnside Sailing Club
Our residency at Catch 23 near Borwick, Lancs had come to an end so we arranged our own gig in Arnside in November 2014
Chris playing piano with Jazz Offline at the Robert Gillow, Lancaster. Steve guitar, Ken bass, Iain percussion
Chris at the piano at the Robert Gillow, Lancaster
Chris on piano with Ken on bass, Iain on percussion
An unexpected but very enjoyable gig with the boys at The Robert Gillow, Lancaster in January 2015
I’d worked for Tracey Miller Family Law before, so I was delighted when they invited me back to the opening of their new office suite at Semmes House in Liverpool. I also did a little illustration of the new office.
Godfrey with his caricature
Illustration of Semmes House