Chris Offord

Chris has been painting in oils for nearly 20 years and was privately taught in his early years by Stan Harrington a very established landscape painter in 'Constable' country on the Suffolk border.

Stan was then in his mid 80's and had been a professional painter since 15, specialising in Epping forest scenes on large canvas, which could only described as 'walk in paintings'.

Chris also enrolled in an art academy with Dennis Sheehan, the American tonal artist whose works hang in the White House. 

Chris is greatly influenced by 19th Century tonal artists such as George Innes and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, who shares the same birthday with Chris(but not the same year!!).

The Pre-impressionistic/Tonalist style greatly celebrated nature, the spiritual and had glimpses of the human condition wrapped within them.

His choice of medium is oil and he works out of his own studio and brings 'plein air' painting into his collection.

Some of his works are impressionistic representations of landscapes from around the world, but much of his work comes from the recess of his imagination, and from his varied and colourful life, hopefully bringing tension and reflection into his work

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