A passion for architecture, an interest in people watching and my life long love of photography are the inspiration for many of my paintings.
I have two distinct styles but both are predominately made up of shapes.
The figurative works have taken on an impressionistic, almost pop art style.
While the abstract works have a flavour of Kandinsky or Malevich in the geometric abstractions that are produced.
Whichever style you prefer you can be guaranteed it is painted with love and affection.
I have used the name Kris since my school days.
In the early days it was used without the surname as a pseudonym for writings and poetry.
It gave me a touch of anonymity.
Later when signing paintings or poetic works it became amalgamated with the initials CM.
This is still in use today for paintings, poetry and photography.
Born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. 1959
Educated at Sherwood Hall Technical Grammar School for girls.
Have twin daughters.
Was employed doing various clerical jobs before saving up enough money to enrol at Mansfield College of Arts.
Spent a few years in Cyprus after completing the course before returning to the UK due to ill health.
Have had one solo exhibition of paintings and had work included in various other exhibitions.
Sales of work internationally.