Chapter’s Story: A citizen of the world, Chapter is an artistic nomad who draws inspiration from his visits to many lands – Japan, Mexico, India, New York, Ibiza and from the place of his birth, England.
Chapter’s artistic passion was first awoken by graphic story tellers such as Brian Bolland, Bill Sienkiewicz, Steve Dillon and Dave Gibbons. These comic-book maestros provided the foundation for what was to become his signature style, one which repurposes the symbols of popular culture, especially those from the world of dance music.
His imagination fired by comic-book heroes, he began to explore the artistic roots of his mentors. Soon, he discovered a shared love of 1960s pop art luminaries including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns along with sculptors, Jacob Epstein and Umberto Boccioni. These trailblazers would give Chapter an added depth to his developing visual soundtrack.
But his passion was also his secret. For years he kept his artistic streak hidden beneath an existence of apparent conventionality. Then, from the seemingly mundane something extraordinary happened.
It was his wedding anniversary. He decided to design a card inspired by the aesthetics of the Mexican Day of the Dead. [Because nothing says ‘Happy Anniversary’ quite like a grinning skull!]
The image was only meant to be a one-off gift. But, it was seen by an acquaintance who wanted a similar work for himself. Then came another commission. And another. Suddenly, Chapter had a new career as an increasingly in-demand artist.
It is now a continuing journey. There are always unseen influences to discover, inspiring places to visit. Every step is a new Chapter, reflected in his art. It’s a voyage for all to see and to own a part of – at least for the fortunate few.
‘Pop-gothic, I quite like that description… so that’s how I’d describe what I do.’
Chapter-Art.com: is the gallery space and shop for limited edition artworks by Chapter. Each original is digitally hand crafted and every artwork sold in the online gallery is 100% genuine, signed and numbered by Chapter. You will be sent each purchased artwork in less than fourteen days, by signed for mail.