Chris Leaper

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I have always been artistic from a young age, and when I left school I decided to be a Product Designer as I liked making the things that I had drawn.

A four year university degree course knocked this desire firmly out of my system.  And I realised that all I wanted to do was draw.  And paint.

Early media I used was very design-orientated; technical pens, permanent markers, gouache.  However, since I discovered acrylics in 2005, I haven’t looked back.

I have illustrated children’s books, calendars, genre magazines and currently produce a range of prints, postcards and greetings cards, under the name ‘Jesmond Cat Designs’