After five years at Hastings School of Art and Canterbury College of Art, and with an Honours Degree in Graphic Design under his belt, Sussex born Chris Sinden joined the world of advertising.

For the next 30 years he worked as an art director for various advertising agencies in London and in Oslo, Norway.

It was in 2001, while he was living in Søgne (Norway), that Chris learnt how to cut lino.

"My first prints were of local views but I soon turned my hand to quirky humour and in 2004 two of my 'Dirty Habit' prints were selected to hang in Sørlandsutstillingen an exhibition that toured Southern Norway".

Chris returned to the UK in 2005 and began to specialise in wildlife subjects.

"While some of my linocuts have a more conventional format, I have developed a collage-style of printing where smaller images butt up against each other to make a larger final picture".

Chris has exhibited these complicated linocuts with the Society of Wildlife Artists every year since 2007 and in 2015 he was elected Full Membership of the Society.

Chris lives and works in the Forest of Dean.

News & Events

Artist in Residence

Tuesday 26th - Sunday 31st March 2024

Nature in Art, Gloucester, GL2 9PA (Find »)

Joint Exhibition

Monday 17th - Sunday 23rd June 2024

Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury HR8 1DW (Find »)

Joint Exhibition

Monday 8th - Sunday 15th July 2024

Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury HR8 1DW (Find »)


Langford Press Printmaker Award
(NEWA) 2016


Society of Wildlife Artists - Member

UK Exhibitions

Birdscapes Gallery, Glandford, Norfolk
(2009 - present)

Nature in Art (Artist in Residence), Twigworth, Gloucestershire
(2010 - present)

National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA)
(2011 - 2016)

WWT Slimbridge
(2009, 2015, 2018-19, 2022-23)

The Society of Wildlife Artists
(2007 - present)


My linocuts are featured in:

The Printmakers' Cat (revised edition)

The Artful Hare

The Elegant Fowl - A Printmakers' Parliament of Owls

The Artful Hare (revised edition)

Brown Trout and Waffles (autobiography)

Wings over Water

Paw Prints

Kingfisher (Nature Icon series)

Beauty of the Beast

All titles published by Mascot Media.

Contact Chris Sinden

If you have seen any linocuts that you would like to purchase, would like to enquire more about my current work or even purchase some greetings cards, then please don't hesitate to mail or call me.

If you should find yourself in the Forest of Dean and would like to see my linocuts at first hand (there would be some framed prints available to purchase too) then please telephone to arrange a visit.

01594 829903 |

Chris Sinden (SWLA), 47 Colliers Field, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2SW


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