Welcome to the website of Welsh 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.

Foxgloves on Irfon Forest

Latest Work

Late Snow at Llyn y Fan Fach – Oil on canvas wrap (70x30cm)

Llyn y Fan Fach remains one of my favourite places in Wales. This scene inspired by a February walk up there is my largest painting so far. I wanted to capture the dramatic light of the changeable weather along with the scale of the Carmarthen Fans towering over the Bothy at the edge of the lake.

Completed March 2020.

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.

All nature is but art unknown to thee

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