Chris Ford, a Blenheim native, has had the opportunity to live in many exciting cities, which has helped her see life and her art with a slightly different eye.
Chris' home, Ford Manor in Chatham, works as a creativity-extension, studio and gallery. She is a self-taught photographer and jewellery sculptor. Chris, who has established many galleries over the last 30 years, believes in promoting artists and helping them to fulfill their dreams. She loves to work with youth, instilling in them a love for the arts. Chris stretches the mentor role to writing, as she is a published author and award-winning community activist.