Chris Daynes was born at Hove in 1946, educated in Norfolk, and is a Fine Art graduate from Leeds College of Art. He explores our coastal landscape, waterways and estuaries, landscape and gardens, as well as the London city and riverscape, recording first hand the interaction of the man-made and the natural world. He paints entirely on site the year round in all weathers, always a challenging and sometimes uncomfortable experience, but never dull!
His paintings have been seen in the following exhibitions:
The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly
The Royal Society of Marine Artists – Mall Galleries, London
The Discerning Eye – Mall Galleries
The Royal Society of British Artists – Mall Galleries
The New English Art Club – Mall Galleries
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea;
And other mixed and one person shows elsewhere.
The Artist Purchase Prize Award 2009 at the Patchings Art Festival
“In the work I explore the language of colour and design, building on the vital process of looking and drawing. I take risks with the material, building layers of colour until I feel I have achieved a level of harmony - an intuitive process - just seeing where the paint takes me. Some paintings might work relatively quickly if I am lucky - others may take a long time to resolve. It’s an ongoing process" Chris Daynes