Artists > Chris Myers RBA RI
Chris Myers was born in London in 1949 and studied at Maidstone College of Art (now KIAD), graduating with an honours degree in 1972.
Since then he has followed a successful career as a painter and illustrator using watercolour as his primary medium.
His first one-man show of watercolours was held in Falaise in Northern France in June 1994.
He has a particular affinity with this country, especially the Normandy region, where he and his wife have an old stone house bought back in 1988. The region has subsequently been the subject of paintings over the years.
Chris has traveled widely in Europe and the United States as well as visiting Cuba, Australia, Russia, Africa and most recently Morocco and Egypt. His journeys provide inspiration and a good deal of subject matter for his work. He is currently planning a trip to Ireland later on this year.
Chris has exhibited in many London shows over the years, with the RI and the RBA, and in the annual Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, as well as in the RWS Open Exhibition where he has won several prizes, (the ‘Curwen / New Academy ‘, the ‘Daler-Rowney’ and ‘The Artist’ Prize on two occasions).
Chris won the Matt Bruce RI Memorial Award at the 2009 RI Exhibition. He has held several one-man shows as well as exhibiting for the last five years with The Kent Painters Group. Other Shows include successful exhibitions at the Greenstede Gallery at East Grinstead and at the Gascoigne Gallery in Harrogate as well as exhibiting for two consecutive years at the Goodwood Revival and the Festival of Speed.
His work has been featured in several magazines including ‘Octane and ‘The Artist’. His paintings of his trip to Russia were featured in the July 2008 edition of ‘The Artist’.
Chris and his wife Lynda have three children and live in the village of Frant near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. He has his studio in the garden of his house where he works and sometimes exhibits. He regularly carries out private commissions.
Chris joined the Royal Society of British Artists in 2006, and was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 2009.
Recent News & Diary
December 9th - 23rd December 2009 Successful Exhibition at Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone. The Howard de Walden Art Prize Exhibition. 'A View of Marylebone'
March 10th - 21st 2010
Exhibited six paintings at the RBA Annual Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London.
April 21st - May 1st 2010
Exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Annual Exhibition.
Mall Galleries, London.
Winner of the Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award for 'Snowed-In'
July 9th - 11th 2010
Working on commissions at Le Mans Classic
July 17th - 31st 2010
Mid-Cornwall Galleries Exhibition with members of the RI
Early September 2010 Painting trip to Seville
18th - 27th August 2010
Watercolour Academy Exhibition
Mall Galleries, London.
October 23rd and 24th 2010
Kent Painters Group Annual Show
8th October 2010
Painting trip to Istanbul centred around the arrival in the city of classic cars taking part in the 2010 Peking to Paris Challenge.
December 3 2010 - January 5 2011 Major Exhibition at Gallery LeFort Fine Art, Bath,
UK The Institute of Painters in Water Colours