Profile of Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman studied graphic design at Leicester College of Art, graduating in 1979. He lived in London during the early years of his successful career as an illustrator of books, packaging, and for advertising, specialising in images of animals.

He currently produces paintings exclusively for the fine art market. His work is humorous, and he enjoys creating the visual joke as much as executing the final picture.

His paintings have been exhibited widely in numerous galleries including the Royal Academy of Arts in London – his painting Fatal Attraction, depicting a moth alighting on a packet of Swan Vesta matches, was selected by the RA for its Summer Exhibition in 2012.

Chris lives and works in Bournemouth, Dorset, and when he’s not painting he enjoys the outdoor life – he paddleboards, windsurfs and mountain bikes.