Chris Bourne was brought up in Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, he studied for his degree at the Berkshire College Of Art and Design and then worked as an Art Director in London for 12 years. Chris now lives and works in Dorking, Surrey.
He grew up in the countryside and has a healthy respect for nature and the great outdoors, his paintings are a mixture of strong childhood memories and an undiminished love of the landscape.
As an adult and now a professional artist, solitary rambling walks around the Surrey Hills are accompanied by a sketch book to record light and colour along the way. Criss-crossing the local footpaths or strolling through the woods, outings can take much longer than average as details are collected for Chris‘s colourful luminescent paintings.
Perhaps as a result of those happy early years, Chris‘s images are executed with layers of complex colours and textures, reminiscent of the Impressionists‘ use of paint.
Whatever the subject Chris Bourne strives to capture a timeless innocence, peace and tranquility of halcyon days.