Christopher Lessware is an oil painter based in South London.
In a style that closely resembles Abstract Expressionism, he uses gestural marks, brushstrokes and trickles of charcoal to create deeply textured surfaces.
Lessware says ’I don’t do preliminary sketches; it all takes place on the canvas and develops there. I practice life drawing and painting every week and I would guess that this practice feeds into my abstract images.’
In July 2010, one of his paintings, ’New Rose’, was used by Carcanet Press as the cover for a book of poetry by Gregory Woods, entitled "An Ordinary Dog".