Chris Spybey

Chris Spybey

Artist – paintings, drawings, commissions, murals, signs and designs.

Chris Spybey - Mani 10
Chris Spybey - The Bishop's Temple Mazapo
Chris Spybey - The quiet sea
Chris Spybey - Mani Sunset
Chris Spybey - Morning Light - Acrylic
Chris Spybey - Vathia line & wash 2009

I studied art and design at the Jacob Kramer College, Leeds and Leeds Polytechnic in the early 70's where I gained a BA(Hons) in Industrial Design. My work on this course, designing some teaching aids, led to a career in social care, working with people with learning difficulties. In my leisure time I continued with my interest in art and produced many paintings and drawings over the years.

Throughout my career I employed my art and design skills in various ways including making films and videos. I also developed an interest in theatre, particularly stage and lighting design. For a number of years I was a member of the Nottingham Arts Theatre and involved in a range of different shows and plays. Now I work with the Neon Players, lighting their annual productions and 'The Thin Ice' on their show 'Pink Floyd's The Wall'.

For 7 years I worked as a trainer, primarily inducting learning disability staff. Modern approaches to their work employs 'graphic facilitation' which I took a great interest in, developing my skills in this area and delivering courses in the techniques.

In November 2009 my wife, Sue and I moved to the Mani where I have focused more on drawing and painting. I have produced a range of pen & wash drawings, pen & inks, watercolours and acrylics. I also do some signwriting using both traditional painting methods and chalk-pens, a style which hasn't taken off here like it has in other countries.

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