Chris Sims

There are many paintings that I can recommend for Chris, and have worked with him to help support him for a long time.  Here are a few of my favourites but there are many more to discover.

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 initially worked as a graphic designer but painting has always been his first choice.  When I exhibited his paintings, many collectors commented that this artist was something special.  He now has a well-deserved and growing collector’s market.