1961 - ?

Christopher Robert Newson was born at Station Road, Saxmundham, Suffolk in 1961, son of Michael John Newson (8 July 1937-15 September 1967) and his wife Pauline A. née Edmunds (born 1942), who married at Blyth district, Suffolk in 1961. Chris was educated at Leiston High School, Suffolk and was an amateur painter who studied at Isle College, Wisbech 1995-1997, gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts, and at the Welsh College Music and Drama 1997-1998, followed by a B.A. Acting from Suffolk College 1999 and a B.A. in Performing Arts 2001. An actor with an Equity Membership 2001-2004 founding Makespace Film Company Ltd in 2006. He married in 2005 Madeleine Eleanor Taylor and in 2007 was employed by Maggi Hambling as her studio assistant. Chris Newson is an artist whose work can be both raw and unpredictable, painting with generous amounts of oil with a jewel-like mix of colour associated with religious icons, but you will also see calm studies of a Suffolk landscape. Holding his first exhibition at Old Print Works Gallery, Saxmundham, Suffolk in 2007 and has had many exhibitions including Marlborough Fine Art Gallery, London; Peter Pears Gallery Aldeburgh; Wildwood Gallery Bury St Edmund's; Cobbold & Judd Fine Art Orwell Park School, Ipswich; Snape Maltings Galleries, Suffolk; Re+New, Woodbridge; Gallery and Framing Shop, Leiston and elsewhere. He donated a work to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2013 'The Scallop & Unusual Portrait'. Chris Newson Art Gallery & Framing Shop is at 43b High Street, Leiston, Suffolk.

Works by This Artist