Born: 1966

Location: Dorking, Surrey UK

Currently: East Sussex, UK

Education: University of Brighton MA and Turps Art School, Studio Painting Programme


Chris Gilvan-Cartwright aka The Baron Gilvan is a contemporary British painter. Originally conceived as a conduit for his own creativity, The Baron is the governor of all Chris’s works, the character through which it all must flow. His paintings are realised by applying the paint through automatism, drawing rabid-like and directly wet into wet using whats at hand, charcoal, spray paint, rags, fingers, oils and acrylics.





2018      ‘Turps artist for the day’ Flowers Gallery, Cork St London.
2018      ‘Set 24 Turps painters’ The Art Academy, London SE17
2015      Wet and Dry, Observer Building Hastings with Matthew Burrows, Simon Burton, Gerard Hemsworth, Mario Rossi and Rose Wylie.
2014      Contemporary British Painting 42 Painters at The Crypt, London.
2014      The Winter Garden group show at James Freeman Gallery,London.
2014      The Baron Gilvan at James Freeman Gallery, London.
2014      Tenuta Dello Scompiglio residency ‘Sisters of Hera’ 20-21 Sept
2014      Jerwood Gallery, Hastings-Museums at Night : The Barons Art School 16th May
2013      Pertwee Anderson Gold Gallery, london Landscapes alongside ‘Masters of Reality’ with Darren Coffield
2013      Phoenix Gallery,Brighton 32 Paintings incl Tom Hammick, Matthew Burrows, Alan Rankle
2012      Royal Academy Summer Show, London
2012      South East Open, Towner Gallery Eastbourne
2010      Michael West Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight – Foolish Romantics with Matthew Burrows and Simon Burton
2009      Long and Ryle Gallery, London – Remembered Landscapes
2006      Contemporary Art Projects, London – Hare Sprayed Streams
2006      East West Gallery, London – Prawn Biennale
2005       East West Gallery, London – Greetings From Another Place
2002      East West Gallery,, London – Land Light Fantastic
2000      East West Gallery, London – In the Spiritual Landscape