Since the 2010s, Chris has become more and more passionate about children, having become a father for the first time himself. The result is that he is writing a series of children’s books about Captain Cake and The Candy Crew, a Mom’s Choice Gold Category winner,and an introduction to FinTech for Kids. In 2019, he also established The Portrait Foundation with world famous portrait artist Basia Hamilton.
The Portrait Foundation is dedicated to unleashing the creative talent of children. This is achieved through art and, working with schools across the World. The Portrait Foundation runs extensive programs and competitions to engage children in painting.
The key program is a range of events where children are tutored to paint a portrait of their mother. Mothers are the unsung heroes of humanity, and are goddesses in their children’s eyes. To capture that key developmental stage, having children from five to sixteen years of age painting portraits of their mothers is incredibly illuminating and engaging.
The results are many different views using different media and these are then ‘judged’, with prizes awarded to encourage the children to continue their development of creativity. Prizes include art sets with paints, bicycles, tablet computers (iPads) and more.
The Portrait Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and seeks funding to award these prizes from individuals and corporations, who wish to be associated with the next generation.
If you are interested in supporting the Portrait Foundation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Equally, if you are a school governor or teacher and want to engage with the Portrait Foundation’s programs, please also make contact.
My latest project
In 2016, Chris was lucky enough to become a father to two little twin boys, Freddie and Eddie. As the boys got bigger, he would read to them every night. He would read about rabbits and bears, fairies and wizards, stars and other worlds and more. Then the boys reached an age where they wanted more interesting stories, and Chris found it hard. The more interesting stories were for bigger boys. Boys older than his. The problem was there were stories for babies and stories for children, but where were the great stories for people in between? So, he made up a story. Well, in fact, Freddie asked him to tell them a story about Captain Cake. Captain Cake? OK. And Captain Cake became Captain Cake and The Candy Crew and their adventures in space, where they boldly go where no sweet has gone before. This universe of stories is what Freddie and Eddie want to hear every night. More than anything about rabbits, bears, fairies or wizards. Hopefully, your children will feel the same way.
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TWO-TIME WINNER OF A MOM’S CHOICE GOLD AWARD!
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