Painting on the Promenade Le Corbusier, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Cote D’Azur 2019.

About me....

My name is Christopher Heald. I am a landscape painter based in the UK. 

I was born in Berkshire, UK in 1974. I studied Fine Art for six years before beginning to paint consistently in 2008.

My love for painting is driven by how I see nature and colour. The joy of being in nature, is being able to feel the elements, the sense of space and scale, and the beautiful colours that become apparent the more I look.

I'm interested in ways of representing the light, atmosphere and colours that give a landscape life.

Colour is a big factor in my work, in fact it often dictates why I choose a motif to paint. I love the challenge of showing the colours of a time of day, the beauty of a moment. Being a landscape painter does naturally give you an interest in how the colours you are seeing are created.

I paint with a little palette knife and a couple of fine brushes I use for finer detail. I paint quickly, and I prefer not to mix my paint with any medium, I like the beautiful pure colour that I've mixed. 

I ideally like to make studies in front of the motif where possible, and then work up the layers to a finished painting in the studio. 

I love to travel to the South of France and Italy on painting trips discovering new motifs. I love the challenge of different light effects and showing the colours that are produced.

Painting for me is a life journey. The progression is very important to me.

I've exhibited in the U.K. and France, and have works in private collections in the U.K., Europe, Hong Kong, Canada and the US.

Thank you so much for your support. Please message me with any enquiries or just to say hello.