Bio

Bio

‘Good drawing and draughtsmanship are central to all my work in whatever medium, style or content.

Im not saying that I want my work to be accurate like an anatomical drawing or painting. Of greater importance to me is the expression of ideas and emotions that are true and connect with an audience.’

Chris Eastham is a Leeds/ UK born artist.

She started her formal art training at Jacob Kramer College( now Leeds Arts University) where she gained a distinction.
She has a Fine Art degree from Trent University, Nottingham and a PGCE in Art and Design from Reading University
Chris has taught art and design extensively throughout her career and is currently teaching drawing and mono printmaking techniques at Leeds Print Workshop, an independent print co-operative.www.leedsprintworkshop.org
Since 2017 Chris has practised professionally as an artist, exhibiting her work in Yorkshire and London. She has work in private collections in the U.S.A. Australia and Europe.

Chris works from her central Leeds studio

  • 2022, March., April ’Dance, Joy, Connect’ Solo exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings at Coles Gallery, Leeds Corn Exchange.
    2021,Dec.Jazz portraits and selected monotypes @Coles Gallery, Leeds.
  • 2021, April 12-May 29.’ It’s all about the People’ Bils & Rye Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Harrogate. .
  • 2020, October 3 – December 3 ‘A Portrait of Yorkshire’ Bils & Rye Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Harrogate
  • 2020, Quarter Finalist Contestant on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year competition 2020, London
  • 2020 Solo exhibition of Portrait mono prints,’ Good Bone Structure, easy on the Eye, Leeds Print Workshop.
  • 2019, Wild card contestant on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year, North Yorkshire
  • 2019, Selected paintings and prints, Coles Gallery, Leeds
  • 2018 Solo exhibition of mono prints, The Heart, Headingley
  • 2018, Group show, selected prints, Cupola Contemporary, Sheffield
  • 2017, Group show, PrinterWonderland, Leeds Print Workshop.
  • 2017, Selected paintings, Roys Peoples Art Fair, Islington, London
  • 2017, Selected Portrait, Mercer Open exhibition, Harrogate

Chris is represented in the north of England by Bils and Rye Contemporary Gallery, Harrogate, N, Yorkshire.
Chris is represented internationally by Singulart @ www.singulart.com/ and Saatchi Art online gallery