Chris Slater is a plein air artist. He paints outside as often as possible; capturing light, atmosphere and colour is at the centre of his artistic practice. Unlike a photograph, a scene is captured over a few hours, giving his work a unique feel. People walking by and saying hello is all part of the interaction with the environment that he is trying to capture.
Chris’ main artistic influences are painters such as Walter Sickert, Edward Hopper, Ken Howard and Alfred Sisley. One of his key achievements was having his work being shown in Mall Galleries London with the R.O.I (Royal Institute of Oil Painters), as well as contributing to an exhibition with the R.S.M.A (Royal Society of Marine Artists). He is always striving to get better at what he does and fine tune his craft.
Chris loves his town and what his work attempts to do is record his time and view of Rotherham with paint. He is still brimming with ideas to work on in the future.