Chris Rose


Chris is a visual artist who paints in a cartoon style using bright, vivid colours. He focuses on painting portraits of his friends to remember happy times. Chris is also a creative writer and writes fantastical short stories, which mix his playful sense of humour with details of every day life.



  • Group exhibition with art + power, Grant Bradley, Bristol, 2008
  • Open Studio, Spike Island, 2007-2009
  • Group installation, Portents, Bristol, 2010
  • Mural, Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight
  • Group exhibition with art + power, The Parlour Showrooms, 2012.
  • Group exhibition, art + power, Southville Centre, Bristol
  • Group exhibition, Wecil, Bristol, 2015.




  • Published work in ‘We Made Us Do It’ creative writing anthology, art + power, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Actor in the film Condemned to Darkness, art + power, Bristol
  • Timelines project, Knowle West Media Centre, 2009
  • Identity sculpture project at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, 2009
  • Performed his poetry at the Bristol Poetry Festival, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2009
  • Conceptual dance performance Dance Aware, Salisbury Arts Centre, 2010
  • Led a creative writing workshop for Bristol Festival of Literature, 2013.