Chris Savvides started painting at the age of 14. His first paintings were still-lifes and landscape paintings of his native Cyprus. He entered St Martin's School of Art in London and studied Fine Art under the late Frederick Gore (1961-67) from where he obtained the National Diploma in Design (NDD) During his time at St Martin's the human figure was his main and also his compulsory subject.

In the 60's, 70's and 80's he created a large collection of figurative paintings. Also in the 60's the OP art movement caught his interest which he studied extensively producing a number of paintings. The works of the impressionists, expressionists, cubists and the works of Henri Matisse paved the way for Chris' development into pure abstraction. From the 90's and up to the present time, abstraction is his predominant and chosen form of expression.

Chris exhibited his work in London, Denmark and Cyprus. Many commissions were undertaken and his paintings are in private collections.

Chris Savvides