Christopher Witchall was born in 1954 in Bishop’s Stortford. He studied Fine Art painting at York School of Art and Preston Polytechnic (Lancaster) in the early 1970s and has continued to paint and exhibit since. His first job after leaving art school was a brief spell as a set builder and scene painter for a repertory theatre company in Lancaster, before moving to London and running an art and graphics supply business. He relocated to Cambridge in 1988 to become manager and curator of The Heffer Gallery, a post held for 15 years. In 2003 he opened The Wall gallery in Ely as owner and Director until 2006. Christopher is now a full-time artist and lives with his wife near Ely, Cambridgeshire.