Christopher Green

  • Drawing School Central faculty
  • Foundation Year faculty
  • Alumni, 2008

Biography

Christopher Green completed The Drawing Year at The Prince's Drawing School (now the Royal Drawing School) in 2008, after graduating with an MA Fine Art from Byam Shaw School of Art. In 2010 he was commissioned the the School by Van Cleef and Arpels to travel to New York to draw the ballroom at the Plaza Hotel. Green has had solo exhibitions in London and Leigh-on-Sea, and exhibits regularly in group shows and prize exhibitions including the Lynn Painter-Stainers and the Sunday Times Watercolour Prize. City of London churches St Stephen Walbrook and St Bartholomew-the-Great have also exhibited his work. Green is a tutor on The Royal Drawing School's  Foundation Year and at Drawing School Central. He specialises in large scale, mono-chrome ink drawings of the landscape, London scenes and interiors. 

On drawing

Drawing, to start with, is a form of navigation, a way of orientating myself in the world and a way of exploring: a drawing can turn corners, see through solid walls, move underground or simply bend space. There is a freedom in drawing, but also a satisfaction in capturing, in some sense, ‘what it was like.’ This includes the passage of time, something that can be built into a drawing, or can find its way into one accidentally. Drawing on the street, particularly in London, things move and change quickly; time appears in the form of unfinished edges, lengthening shadows, spaces where parked cars used to be. It is a record of looking, of noticing, and of improvising.

Chris Green