Chris Prout at Dart GalleryChris Prout was born in wales and educated at Swansea School of Art where he studied technical illustration and graphics. After a successful twenty years working as an illustrator in various creative industries, he took the plunge to become a full time painter.

We love the blend of representational and semi-abstract elements in Chris’s work. His paintings are bold and expressive. A clever use of colour and texture captures light and shade brilliantly. Chris’s process begins with long walks outside, exploring coastal paths, hillsides as well as town centres. Placing himself in the scene he ultimately paints, he responds directly the shapes around him. The work which results brings together his recognition and imagination to produce paintings which always convey a sense of beauty.

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