Christopher Webb BA'97

Christopher Webb of PaviaOriginally from Halifax, Webb studied painting under the tutelage of his grandmother, artist Madeleine Asprey (Pavia). Webb graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a degree in Political Science. He went on to create and implement the Career Starts Program as a Human Resources Consultant with the Government of Nova Scotia. Soon after, he realized that painting was his true calling and made a pilgrimage back to his ancestral homeland of Italy. He lived for one year in the remote Calabrian village of Amantea and then spent another eight months in Florence.

Webb owns an Espresso Bar & Café patterned after a European/Italian style espresso Bar. 

His artwork can be found in public and private collections across Europe and North America. He is an active member of the arts community and in 2006 was named the President of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS – representing Nova Scotia’s artists.) He is a founding member of Nova Scotia Cultural Action Network (NSCAN). He has also served as a Member of the Board of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. He recently has taken on the curatorial role at Pavia Gallery.

Webb also leads Art & Cultural Excursions every spring to Italy with his partner Victoria Foulger. Webb currently resides with family in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia.

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