Christopher Adeney was born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1929. His father was Marcus Adeney, a cellist, and author of the programme notes for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Christopher won a scholarship to enter the Ontario College of Art and studied printmaking under Nicholas Hornyansky and mural work under Will Ogilvie. In his first year he received the O'Keefe Scholarship, and in his second, took first class honours. Later he attended the Slade School of Art, London, England, then returned to Canada in 1952.
He is known for his ink drawings, graphics, oils, and watercolours. His main body of work comprises of realistic creations, a lot of them influenced by the Toronto area. Much of Adeney's work incorporates trees and weeds, exploring the ability of nature to overcome deserted and abandonned land.
Adeney has had nemerous solo exhibitions at institutions such as The Beaches Public Library. He has been awarded the G.A. Reid Award, Print of the Year, at the CPE show of 1949, he was the first non-member to ever receive this medal, as well as two I.O.D.E. Scholarship Awards for his landscape painting.
He is represented in Laval University art collection and elsewhere.