Welcome to the website of landscape artist Chris Richards. Based in the upper Swansea valley village of Ystradgynlais, I specialise in paintings of the Welsh landscape in oil paints and acrylics but also dabble with ink pens, soft pastels, and watercolours.

Recent Work

See my most recent work below or jump straight to a gallery that interests you from the main menu. Most of all, enjoy my art and get in touch if you have any questions.

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.


Art Blog

Take a look at my art blog. It’s where I share my thoughts, process, and new paintings. I also discuss art in general, particularly the creative struggle as an artist.

A small oil painting of the view east from Amroth beach, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

East From Amroth – Colour Study

Back in early 2018, I had a real thing for the coast. I made several trips to Welsh coastal areas including Amroth, Tenby, Ferryside, and…
oil painting in progress of Llyn y Fan Fach in the brecon beacons

Llyn y Fan Fach Panoramic

I first visited Llyn y Fan Fach 10 years ago and was in awe of its scale, beauty and incredible tranquillity. This is the first…
oil painting colour test on scene of llyn y fan fach

Llyn y Fan Fach Colour Study

I was pretty downbeat about yesterday morning’s painting fail. Yes, I learnt a lot from it but situations like this do knock my confidence as…
unfinished abandoned oil landscape painting

Enthusiasm Gets the Better of Me

Painting is a continuous learning process – especially now I’m working with oil paints again. I’m still figuring out the best ways to work through…
sunset over Pemberton Retail Park Llanelli

Inspiration in Photos

I’ve taken photographs on a regular basis since 2007. I’ve taken over 12,000 just in the four years, I’ve lived in Wales. With such a…
colour swatch of daler rowney and winsor newton oil paints

Oil Paint Colour Swatch

Making a colour swatch of oil paints is not only a soothing process but a valuable bit of prep work before painting. Paint manufacturers do…

All nature is but art unknown to thee

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