Chris was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Stirling, Scotland. He graduated with a BA in Drawing and Painting from the Glasgow School of Art, with part of his studies taken at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. Chris also has an MA in Sequential Illustration and Design from Brighton University. This piece is the first part of a triptych gifted to the Art Collection. It was painted while Chris was an art undergraduate at GSA and features some of his close friends.