Chris Riley

A wide range of subjects appear in Chris Riley’s paintings, including florals, landscapes and wildlife. However in 2021, influenced by a love of the mid-century style, Riley found his current abiding inspiration to be all things Palm Springs: easy living, persuasive sun and expansive skies. It’s all stylish, light and fun, with pastels and neons reigning supreme.

Biography

Chris Riley’s art journey took a major detour in 2017 when he swapped the large, metallic background of cars and trucks for painting on canvas.

His first work was a surprise commission for his wife, Tracy who wanted a piece of art for their living room but couldn’t find anything she liked. Returning home from work one day, Tracy discovered a beautiful painting hanging over the couch. This was the first Chris Riley original, and now a prize possession!

As a result, 18 months later Riley had successfully applied his talent to canvas, completing and selling multiple artworks,   Since then, he has painted a wide variety of subjects including florals, landscapes, wildlife.

In 2021, his direction changed dramatically. Influenced by a love of the mid-century style, Riley found his current abiding inspiration to be all things Palm Springs: easy living, persuasive sun and expansive skies. It’s all stylish, light and fun, with pastels and neons reigning supreme.

 

 

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