Born in South London but now living in Rye, Chris Booth explores aspects of the natural world on paper and canvas, in a range of media. Having walked over a thousand miles of footpaths around London, often just after dawn, he focuses his paintings on the loneliness found along rural footpaths or on the emotional impact of sudden awarenesses of weather in a specific moment in time. In his illustrations and graphic art he creates series of related work. The High Ground series subtly probes experiences of hiking through unique landscape features, in particular regarding recollections of physical injury and bodily breakdown versus the mental resilience required to reach shelter and safety. Influences such as Stanley Donwood and the Ordnance Survey are detectable in this series. His Creatures Series mulls on emotions in the animal kingdom and a perceived arrogance in human claims to have a monopoly over emotions. Hope and comfort are recurring strands running through the Creatures Series, which is stylistically influenced by the work of Edward Gorey, Ralph Steadman, Gustave Courbet, Hayao Miyazaki, and Caspar David Friedrich.