I was born in London but I moved around a lot. I first came to Byron Shire, Australia in 1999 where I am still based. Byron attracts many artists, writers, musicians, and people looking for an alternative lifestyle. I work from my home studio. Most of my work involves a play on words and most of my subjects are usually animals.
I like to choose animals that have an edge about them, animals that are representative of an outsider. From this perspective, I make sense of my own internal dialogue and the irony of the human condition.
I have been involved with fundraisers for conservation projects collaborating with Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors as well as ‘Let Elephants Be Elephants’ (LEBE) working to stop the ivory trade.
“Christian Palmer is a Byron Bay based artist from London whose work is a collision between the confines of an establishment fine art background (Central Saint Martins, London) and the pull of the urban contemporary street art movement with its unrestricted communication and interaction through public spaces. Palmer’s rise in the global urban art scene kicked off following group exhibitions with street artists including Banksy and T.WAT to name just a few. His work is now exhibited Globally.” (Lee Steer, Redsea Gallery)