Christopher Skelton

Christopher Skelton

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  Artist: Christopher Skelton
 Live in: Guenouvry, Loire Atlantique, France
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Christopher Skelton Artist Bio:

Although I was born in England, I lived in Gibraltar , and Singapore for a couple of years, returning to live in England in between. I met and married my wife in Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. We then moved to Kew Gardens in London. In 1973, with our 11 year old son, we traveled overland to Kenya. We loved both the people and the country. We had bought a new Landrover for our journey which we then fully utilised visiting and staying in as many game parks as we possibly could. We stayed in Africa for about 4 years. After Kenya we went to live in Bahrain and ended up staying there for 17 wonderful years. We now live in France, where we moved in 1994. I have studied painting with the late Alwyn Kitt (an American married and resident in the UK), and I also studied with a Dutch painter, Marianne Van de Vere, I have exhibited in London, Bahrain and in Spain, and have sold paintings to people in England, Bahrain, Japan and Spain as well as France. I especially love to paint Arab horses, but I also love to paint the local horses. The local horses here in this part of France are very large and very gentle. They are a Breton workhorse and a friend in our village has 6, which he shows in local agricultural events. As well as painting horses I concentrate on large figurative paintings. I now only paint in oils, (after initially using pastels and acrylics) and am always trying to perfect my technique in painting skin and muscle tones. (Alwyn Kitt used to advise me to try to aspire to the Dutch school type of painting technique). http://chrisskelton.moonfruit.com