Christopher BOULDEN



Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Christopher Boulden realised his talent for art and design early in life, being particularly attracted by traditional watercolour and drawing techniques, and went on to study drawing, printmaking and design at Christchurch Polytechnic. Early in his career, Boulden focused more on design, and upon graduating in 1997, he began working in small advertising firms and later as an illustrator and animator for television. Since 2008, however, Boulden has returned to his artistic roots, and now lives in London, focusing his efforts on drawing and printmaking. Chris Boulden’s upbringing in New Zealand was extremely formative and inspiring, fostering his love of the outdoors and the natural world. In his own words, he produces ‘intimate compositions that touch on the quiet and the storm of nature, hinting at visual naturalism.’