Chris Hollis's artwork cannot be categorised into one particular genre. The quality and resonance of his work, whether figurative or abstract, has ensured a varied and expanding fan base. Chris's artwork ranges from private commissions to large scale corporate murals. A recent 78 sq. metre mural at Sunderland Royal Hospital and two prestigious murals in a Leicester Square restaurant have been well received, leading to more commissions. Chris is in great demand, both nationally and internationally, and has recently been selected as a prize winner in the 'Artist and Illustrator's Magazine' Art Competition - 'The Spirit of the Game'. As well as working on his own exhibition pieces (with many images in open and limited-edition prints - direct from the artist) he continues to produce bodies of work from his travels, both here and abroad.
1996 - Laing Exhibition - art piece Landscapes and Seascapes
1997 - South Bank Banner exhibition - short-listed -work exhibited in London
1998 - 'The People Show' - self portrait -exhibited and short-listed -Newcastle
1999 - 'Bluebell Gallery' - Byker 5 works selected and exhibited
2000 - PAWS 2000 - short-listed for International Wildlife Competition from 1,350 entrants - North London
2000 - Faber Castell -National pastel competition - Runner up- Landscape section -Olympia London
2000 - Whoops Gallery - secured commission to produce two large permanent art pieces for Whoops Gallery.
2001 - 'Page to Screen' exhibited at Catherine Cookson Exhibition South Shields Museum - May to November
2001 - PAWS 2001 (and 2004) - two paintings short-listed and selected as finalist for International Wildlife competition - North London.
2001 - SAA exhibition - exhibited painting at annual exhibition
2002 - Assign - PI Summer Exhibition - large artpiece exhibited (also exhibited 2003,2004 and 2005)
2002 - SAA exhibition - exhibited wildlife painting at open exhibition in October
2003 - Billingham Open - work exhibited in Summer Exhibition -June July 2003 (also 2004)
2003 - Colliers Gallery, Newcastle – 25 works exhibited in June/July 'Cartoon and Illustrations' exhibition
2004 - Gallerina Gallery - Darlington - Current Fine artworks selected for showcasing in the gallery in Autumn
2004/5- Art Fair – Seaburn Centre – twice yearly – on going – showcasing new Hollis original works and
2005 – The Biscuit Factory - joint exhibition 6 x works exhibited at 'The Incredible Dream Company' exhibition - Sept/Oct 2005
2005/6 Assign Exhibition Sculpture -'Friends Reunited for 'Art in a Brit Box' - Oct 05 - 2 x graphite on paper
originals December 06
2007 - Frances Thirlway Arts - 'Get Carter' exhibition - Invited guest artist to joint exhibition - December 2007
Acrylics, Canvas, Drawing, Oils, Pastels, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour
Abstract, Fantasy, Illustration, Landscape, Life Drawing, Portrait