Chatten, Geoffrey

(1938-)           

Geoffrey Chatten was born Gorleston, Norfolk in 1938.

 A strong interest in the natural world led him to his first job with the Forestry Commission. Despite no formal art education, he was encouraged to try painting in the 1960's and consequently developed a highly individual impressionistic style which proved popular, thus enabling him to become a full time professional artist in the 1980's.

His subjects are dominated by East Anglian landscapes and coastal scenes and many of his works fully capture all the drama and beauty of the vast and powerful skies for which the region is noted.

As well as outdoor subjects, he also produces wonderful floral still life works, specifically flowers such as bluebells, iris, tulips and daffodils.

Still living and working in Norfolk, he became a full member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1995 and is a member of the Royal British Artists Society.