Retiring in 2011 from creating dentures in both the private and public health systems, Chris decided to spend his time developing his artistic skills.
For two years he attended weekly classes by well known local artists. He learned pastel, charcoal, acrylic and graphite pencil, which is his favourite medium.
In his first year he entered two portraits in an exhibition and one gained second place. This gave him a greater encouragement and drive to improve his skills even more.
As a member of the Blackall Range Art Group, he enjoys the workshops the group provides for its members.