Chris Stubbs art and animal sculpture - The Boathouse Gallery for Fine Art

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CHRIS STUBBS


Flight - Red brown Finches
78.5x113cms acrylic on wooden surface
sold


Azure Kingfisher and Kookaburra


Clay sculpture
Wombat Family Members
sold


Pied Stilts
Metal and Clay sold



Missing Links Series
Tasmanian Devil & Bilby


Missing Links Series
Bilby


Bilby detail


Blue Wren


Rosella
Metal and Clay


Gouldian Finches
Metal and Clay

CHRISTOPHER STUBBS





Christopher Maxwell Stubbs was born in Chelsea in 1951, he spent the early part of his life on the Mornington Peninsula where he took up a profession in the building trade. During this time he dabbled in sculpture as a hobby and in 1981 a move to East Gippsland saw the hobby turn into a full time business. Demand for Chris’s wildlife sculptures grew over the years and galleries around the country were queuing for his work. Many sculptures were sent overseas with increasing sales through Canberra as dignitary gifts.
In 1984 Chris built the now popular Australian Wildlife Art Galleries then known as Carawah Gallery. In the beginning the gallery was a showcase and studio for his work but as time went by and popularity grew for his work and the gallery extended into many different rooms incorporating a large butterfly house.
Chris has won numerous awards over many years and was an active member of the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia where in 1992 he won the Best Exhibit with “A family of Mountain Gorillas”. He won other awards at the Societies Annual Exhibitions over the years with another Best Exhibit in show in 2000. He was president of the Wildlife Art Society in 2000 and 2001. Chris won the prestigious Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize from the South Australian Museum in 2004 with his piece ‘Forgive them Mother’.
Chris is also a keen naturalist and spends many hours walking his 63 acre property of natural bush and untouched native habitat.  If Chris is not working in his studio sculpting and painting his beloved wildlife he may be found watching the real thing outside.


 
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