Christopher Denovan was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where he still lives & works. In 2005 he graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art - majoring in Painting and Printmaking - from the Ruth Prowse School of Art. Denovan then went on to study at The Animation School in 2006. He also went on to win The Best Concept Characters Prize during his time at the institute. His experience in animation would subsequently have a significant impact on his approach to art.
In 2011, Denovan began to focus on his fine art and started his painting career. He has gone on to exhibit in various group shows in South Africa, including, among others, 99 Loop, Studio 41, Salon 91, The Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery and The Irma Stern Museum. In 2014, Denovan was short-listed in the Vuleka Competition for his portrait titled 'Kouros', while in 2017, he was selected as a finalist for the Sanlam Portrait Award.