Chris Sims uses colour and instinctive mark making to evoke or capture a moment in time in the rural English landscape. His paintings are often considered to be reminiscent of the St Ives painter Peter Lanyon.
His practice often draws upon different techniques, combining painting, drawing and printmaking processes. Although not directly relating to one particular scene or place, much of his work is rooted in the landscape, rural or urban around the chalky English countryside and the Cornish coastline.
The attraction to the physical nature of his view inspires compositions, utilising mark making and abstracted shapes, evoking and capturing an emotive place. By applying a dynamic, energetic and intuitive approach, he layers and adjusts, using inks, paints, charcoal and other mediums until a point is reached where he is satisfied that a balanced composition has emerged.
Graduating from Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1985, Chris worked as a graphic designer for approximately 20 years, but has now been painting professionally for the last 10 years and has a growing collector’s market.
Top image: One of Chris’s most recent works, available now, please enquire, Clear Aspect, 2017, oil on canvas on board, 77 x 61 cm