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Christopher Russell paints landscapes that mix fantasy with his own accounts of the outdoors.
He believes that nature is important to his mental well-being, as well as essential to his work. Likewise, his paintings endeavor not to depict nature realistically but to describe the human experience of nature, a thing he loves.
Russell does not regard his work as very deeply rooted in the longstanding tradition of landscape painting. ‘The modern-day Thomas Moran equivalent would be an episode of Planet Earth’ he says, ‘not one of my paintings’.
Apart from large canvases, Russell occasionally paints on his own, small pieces of woodwork.