Chris’ journey began in 2017 when he became an artist through necessity. He and his wife, Tracy, wanted an artwork to tie in their living room, but couldn’t find the perfect match. Chris offered to have a go, a comment Tracy brushed aside. Returning home from work, Tracy discovered a beautiful painting hanging over the couch, the first Chris Riley original, and a complete surprise.
Following positive responses from friends and family, Chris started painting just about anything he saw and connected with, such as florals and wildlife. Chris threw himself into his new career, painting all day and late into the night as his work began to get noticed and his first commissions rolled in. Some 18 months after first picking up the brushes, Chris Riley Art was officially established.