4 thompson st, murwillumbah, NSW 2484, australia
Chris Deggs Biography
About Chris Deggs
BIOGRAPHY Born England , 28th December 1948.
1961' Island of Coal' National Art Competition (sponsored by the British Coal Board) 3rd prize
for 'Moving coal'
1969 Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design in Norfolk , England . Course in
1974 He passed the LSIAD (Licentiate Society of Industrial Artists Diploma) in
1974 London , NCK (Norman Craig and Kummel) advertising agency, visualisation artist.
1976 Freelance Graphic and Typographic designer.
1981 New Zealand , Auckland , Magic Fingers art studio, illustrator.
1982 Australia , Adelaide . Art career was put on hold while children were growing up.
1990 NSW, Bellingen. He gave up his career as audiometrist to develop his art full-time.
Greatly inspired by the work of French Pointillists, and Georges Seurat in particular,
he developed his own pointillist style, which, as he painted at local art and craft markets,
became well known in the area.
1994 NSW, Tweed Valley . He further developed my Pointillist art style and held his first
Pointillist Art Exhibition at the Tumbulgum Art Gallery . He became a founder member
of ARTS (Artists Representing Tweed Shire) where he participated in meetings and
exhibitions at Dali's Café in Murwillumbah. For three years he painted publicly at Dali's
café during the week and at Local art and crafts markets at weekends.
2000 He entered a Pointillist painting “The Now Age” in the Science-Art Festival
in Murwillumbah. As a result he became very interested in Science-Art (putting humanity
back into science) both for its symbolism and its philosophy.
2001 Archibald National Portrait Prize. He entered a Pointillist portrait 'Professor
Robert Pope,' who is the Director of SARCA (Science-Art Research Centre of Australia).
2002 Border Art Prize. ‘Highly Commended' award for “Wonder world”.
2003 'Gold Coast Masters' open art competition, RQAS (Royal Queensland Art Society)
First Prize for “I am Woman”
2004 RQAS (Royal Queensland Art Society) Open Art prize. ‘Highly Commended' for
fractal pointillist painting 'Secret Moon Business'
2004 Following his return from an extraordinary spiritual journey in Egypt he produced
a series of Pointillist paintings depicting aspects of ancient Egypt . During this phase he
discovered that, w