Chris’ art journey took a major detour in 2017 when he swapped the large, metallic background of cars and trucks for painting on canvas.
His first work was a surprise commission for his wife, Tracy. She wanted a piece of art for their living room but couldn’t find anything she liked. Returning home from work one day, Tracy discovered a beautiful painting hanging over the couch. This was the first Chris Riley original, and now a prize possession!
As a result, 18 months later Chris has successfully applied his talent to canvas, and completing and selling multiple artworks, Chris Riley Art was officially established. Since then, Chris has painted a wide variety of subjects including florals, landscapes, wildlife until in 2021 he found the style he enjoyed creating the most which is palm springs inspired paintings. His inspiration for these paintings came from Slim Aaron’s, Chris wanted to create that same happy feeling. His skills have begun to be noticed far beyond his base in Brisbane. As a result he has made many clients extremely happy on presentation of their commissioned works. To find out more about commissions click here.