Christopher Gatelock

Christopher Gatelock

Christopher Gatelock is a professional, award winning, and published multi-media artist. His creative history in the arts reaches back into the 1970’s when he learned film photography and darkroom procedure at Mississippi College in the US. He later received additional education at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado.

Christopher is well-traveled having lived in many of  the states in the US, as well as Okinawa, Japan, Panama, Brazil, and now recently relocated to Glastonbury, England where he owns and manages a gallery and studio there and in Castle Cary.

This has afforded him many creative art opportunities for landscapes, architecture, concept creations and specialty portraiture. His artistic style varies to some degree depending on what genre of art he is creating. In all of his work, except classic nudes, his style is based in surrealism in which he purposely repels from what would be considered by most as normal, common, or ordinary. The common thread that runs through all of Christopher’s work in one way or another is the breaking of rules. The subject matter of his work has no boundaries and is limited only by his imagination simply because his personality harbors an innate element of boredom and rebellion. Much of his art reflects the imagery of his own fantasy world where he experiences complete freedom to create his own brand of beauty, conflict, solace, and pain. Christopher’s artwork defines him as a person and it affords him the unbridled freedom to express his innermost emotions and feelings. As a last word, if there is one word that describes the one overwhelming element of his art it is color…………. deep, moody, dark, dramatic color.

Christopher’s artistic style can only be fully realized in his canvas issues seen in person. That is the reason he does not offer to sell his work as giclée’s or prints himself. Through years of often frustrating experimentation and hard work Christopher has developed his own unique style and method of creating his art. Through various creative techniques he has developed his art style to embrace an “otherworldly” appearance. He regularly has visitors to his gallery wonder in the door with a total look of amazement at what they are looking at. A regular question from visitors to his gallery is, “Is that piece of art backlit?” Of course, it isn’t, but one would easily believe it so. Christopher’s art has a surreal look that combines the element of bright, deep color that permeates the mind and reaches out and grabs the eye. At the same time his work has a distinctive 3D appearance to the viewer in which each object in the composition stands out from the next. Christopher invites you to visit his gallery in Glastonbury, England to find out first hand for yourself.

Christopher Gatelock is a professional, award winning, and published multi-media artist. His creative history in the arts reaches back into the 1970’s when he learned film photography and darkroom procedure at Mississippi College in the US. He later received additional education at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado.

Christopher is well-traveled having lived in many of  the states in the US, as well as Okinawa, Japan, Panama, Brazil, and now recently relocated to Glastonbury, England where he owns and manages a gallery and studio there and in Castle Cary.

This has afforded him many creative art opportunities for landscapes, architecture, concept creations and specialty portraiture. His artistic style varies to some degree depending on what genre of art he is creating. In all of his work, except classic nudes, his style is based in surrealism in which he purposely repels from what would be considered by most as normal, common, or ordinary. The common thread that runs through all of Christopher’s work in one way or another is the breaking of rules. The subject matter of his work has no boundaries and is limited only by his imagination simply because his personality harbors an innate element of boredom and rebellion. Much of his art reflects the imagery of his own fantasy world where he experiences complete freedom to create his own brand of beauty, conflict, solace, and pain. Christopher’s artwork defines him as a person and it affords him the unbridled freedom to express his innermost emotions and feelings. As a last word, if there is one word that describes the one overwhelming element of his art it is color…………. deep, moody, dark, dramatic color.

Christopher’s artistic style can only be fully realized in his canvas issues seen in person. That is the reason he does not offer to sell his work as giclée’s or prints himself. Through years of often frustrating experimentation and hard work Christopher has developed his own unique style and method of creating his art. Through various creative techniques he has developed his art style to embrace an “otherworldly” appearance. He regularly has visitors to his gallery wonder in the door with a total look of amazement at what they are looking at. A regular question from visitors to his gallery is, “Is that piece of art backlit?” Of course, it isn’t, but one would easily believe it so. Christopher’s art has a surreal look that combines the element of bright, deep color that permeates the mind and reaches out and grabs the eye. At the same time his work has a distinctive 3D appearance to the viewer in which each object in the composition stands out from the next. Christopher invites you to visit his gallery in Glastonbury, England to find out first hand for yourself.