I am Chris A, an award winning Australian artisT now based in Barcelona and the south of France.
It sounds glamorous but things didn't start off that way. I was the shy, arty kid, escaping to my dad's shed to paint. Because I was easily overwhelmed and life was noisy, I needed a quiet place of freedom where I could be me.
Later I went on to art school, but eventually migrated to the corporate world where I felt totally out of place. So I returned to my studies and was awarded a scholarship to study at Chelsea School of Art in London. My paintings were acquired by Charles Saatchi and other high profile UK collectors. I now exhibit with galleries internationally.
The only reason I mention this is to explain that I know the 'high end' art world, and I guess I am now part of it.