Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, aka The Baron Gilvan, is a painter, performer and animator.
Graduating from Central St Martins he won the Royal Overseas League bursary to paint in India and Nepal. He designed the BBC Proms logos for two seasons, has exhibited extensively and performed at the Jerwood Gallery Hastings. Chris also trained at Kracow Academy of Fine Arts, Poland, and University of Brighton. He has taught over 20 years from Foundation to Degree level. Chris is a member of Central Illustration Agency and has illustrated 20 children's books, including 'Becoming Me', Frances Lincoln Publishing.
Describe your approach to teaching:
I am a dynamic and inspirational tutor. I teach innovative and playful approaches to painting and drawing improving your experimental mark making and allowing you to intuitively explore your imagination.
What inspires your own work?
Clutching only paintings and hopes I am concerned with the intensity of life itself and the beauty of the ideal.