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Chris Rivers

A self taught artist from Manchester, England who comes from a background of art and music.

His main passion growing up was playing drums which led Chris to being the drummer for UK rock band Heaven’s Basement for 10 years, during his time in the band took he toured all around the world and never really imagined he would do anything else.

It was during a four month tour of the U.S in late 2013 that Chris decided to sketch on one of his used drumheads after a show using some sharpie pens.  This then happened night after night on tour and ideas about artwork started flooding Chris' mind and he was hooked!

In late 2016 he decided to step away from the music business and commit to putting all his energy into his paintings.

"I don’t believe in a right or wrong way with anything creative. I enjoy the process of trial and error and learning things for yourself, it’s same mentality as I had to playing drums.

I love going into the unknown and painting with a certain amount of not having a plan about where it’ll go. I’d never want to get into a comfort zone as going through the motions would take away the fun.

When people ask what my style is, I’ve no idea what to say so you tell me! I just paint what I enjoy, no matter what it might be.

You’ll find me most days painting at my studio space in Bolton, England with about 25% of the time painting and 75% of the time air drummin"

At galleryi alongside original paintings by Chris you will find limited edition prints, click here for more information.