Landscape artist Chris Richards lives on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in the village of Ystradgynlais. Chris was born in 1980 in Swansea, South Wales. He lived there for a few years before his family relocated to Crawley, West Sussex where he grew up.

Self-taught and having an interest in art from an early age, Chris’ art dwindled after leaving school. After unexpectedly returning to his homeland of Wales in 2015, inspired by the Welsh landscape, he began painting again.

After several hiatuses since then, he finally got his own studio space in late 2019 and began painting regularly. Chris works mainly in oil and acrylics, but also experiments with ink pens, watercolours, and soft pastels.