at the request
of the Artist
artist Chris Maidens was born in the North East of England and
moved to Manchester some time around 1987. He had no formal
training in art and originally concentrated on making still
life and portraits which he describes as "...acceptable,
but certainly not exceptional".
He had always
done very intricate "doodles" and thought it would be interesting
to do one on a large scale. His art form developed from there;
each work just evolved and he began to find it impossible to
control the emerging picture. Some took on the appearance of
images from nature, such as birds or marine life, whilst others
are just so intricate that every viewer will experience a completely
different perception of the image.
time art was still a hobby, pursued in what little free time
he had, either at work or home. "In many ways", Chris
says, "the high stress of work is diffused during the creation
of the art and absorbed by the art itself resulting in a highly
complex and often quite angry image".
like to be able to devote more time to his art in the future.
Currently he only works in ink, but he is planning to venture
into different media to discover new ways of expressing himself.
can be contacted by
Or to see more of his artwork, visit his website at: