Biography / Hunangofiant
Inspired by the landscape and the people of Wales – meet Welsh artist Chris Langley
From the crashing of the sea on rocks in Pembrokeshire to the intricate architectural detail of Cardiff’s pubs, award-winning artist Christopher Langley finds huge inspiration in his Welsh surroundings.
Raised in Pontypridd, Chris became professional in 2012. Today, Chris gives demonstrations to art societies and schools in addition to being invited to comment on art topics on BBC Radio Wales.
He is a regular contributor to the South Wales Argus, featured on Media Wales and has been invited to exhibit in London as part of London Welsh Arts Week 2018. He is also a member of the 4Network & Zokit Business Communities, promoting art in Wales.
He has appeared on S4C’s Heno for his local Cardiff Pub series in addition to being approached to give a feature on Welsh art on TV’s Cefn Gwlad. Chris was invited to exhibit in New York, where one of his paintings was chosen as the event poster at a month long exhibition.
A committee member of the South Wales Art Society (SWAS), Chris is artist in residence at the Celtic Manor Resort and David Lloyd Tennis Center, Cardiff. His work features in a number of public venues throughout South Wales. An expressive and intuitive painter, Chris works with palette knife, brushes, fingers or whatever else comes to hand to get the desired effect.
With his oil paintings, Chris experiments with mark-making, colour and texture with palette knife to create effects, sometimes leading unpredictability to allow the paintings to emerge almost by themselves!
Chris brings a fresh interpretation to his subjects. He says: “There have been many paintings of Cardiff Landmarks and Castle Coch, for example, but none have used the colour combination I bring to the subject. I find great inspiration in many things about Wales; the people and the towns; the unique land and seascapes” Chris’ recent series on Tenby have been very well received.
Chris provides consultation with local artists and in addition to commissions from private individuals to business owners. If you have an idea for your very own unique painting, whether a pet portrait, land or seascape, portrait of your home - for you, or as a special gift, contact Chris today.
He is influenced by David Hockney, Gillian McDonald, Barry Hilton and Welsh artist Rob Piercy.
Chris is a member of the IAS, Royal Television Society (RTS) and The South Wales Art Society.
Fe enw ew/My name is Chris Langley, and this website is my presentation gallery.
Recently, I have been passionate in creating oil paintings inspired by the Welsh mountains of Pen y Fan. During 2017, I was featured on S4C TV, BBC Radio Wales and online on the BBC News Arts section, from my concept of a collection of studies featuring the pubs, past present of Cardiff. Local galleries approached me to hold exhibitions.
I find great inspiration in many things about Wales. The people and the towns of Wales inspire me in the same way the landscape inspires. Subjects of my works include Newport’s Transporter Bridge, seascapes of Pembrokeshire, Cardiff Landmarks, and views of the Welsh Valleys.
Exhibitions / Arddangosfeydd
On going Exhibitions:
Cardiff: Terra Nova Cafe, Roath, Japsers Tearooms, Llandaff. Coffee Plus, Roath, Da Mara's Albany Road
David Lloyd Center, Ipswitch Road. Seren Deimond, LLandaff.
Newport: Newbridge on Usk Inn, Trdunnock, Caerleon. Hortons Coffee House, Newport.
2018 'Spring Show 18' at Waterloo Tea, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff March - May 2018
2017 'Water Series' Waterloo Gardens Teahouse and Gallery, Roath Cardiff.
2017 'Historic Cardiff Pub Series', Insole Court, Llandaff Cardiff
2016 'Winter Exhibition', Terra Nova Cafe and Gallery, Roath Park Cardiff.
2016 'Autumn Exhibition', David Lloyd Centre, Cardiff.
2015 'Abstract Wales 2': Futures Gallery, the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay.
2014 ‘Winter Collection’ Jaspers Tearooms and Gallery, Cardiff.
2013 ‘Autumn in 2013’ The Gate Gallery, Cardiff.
2013 ‘Summer Impression’ Waterloo Gardens Teahouse and Gallery, Cardiff.
2013 ‘Abstract Wales 1’ Oriel Gallery, the Senedd, Sponsored by Julie Morgan, AM.
2012 ‘The Spring Show’ Pontypridd Museum and Gallery, Pontypridd
2017 Mill Lane Arts Hub: First Joint Exhibition. Sponsored by Giovanni.
2016 The Bricklane Gallery, London. Oct 12th - 23rd.
2016 SWAS Exhibition, Steak of the Art Gallery, Churchill Way, Cardiff.
2016 The Winter Open Art Exhibition at the Gate Gallery, Cardiff.
2015 SWAS Valindre Hospital Exhibition, Cardiff.
2015 SWAS Summer Exhibition, The Old Library Gallery, Cardiff.
2014 Made in Roath Exhibition, SHO Gallery Cardiff,
2014 SWAS Summer Show, the Pierhead Building Cardiff.
2014 South Wales Art Society Summer Exhibition. Cardiff.
2014 Pride Exhibition, Victoria Gallery, Glasgow.
2014 Art for Addicts Exhibition, Imitate Gallery, London.
2014 ‘Evolving Abstraction’ Exhibition, Agora Gallery, New York, USA.
2014 Lumen Prize Top 50 Exhibition, FCA Building, London.
2013 Made in Roath Exhibition, Gate Gallery, Cardiff.
2013 Islington Arts Factory’s Summer Salon, London.
2013 Lumen Digital Exhibition Pullman Gallery, New York, USA.
2013 Lauderdale House Spring Exhibition, London.
2012 Gallery 66 Collection, Gallery 66, Cardiff.
2012 Summer Exhibition Victoria Fearn Gallery, Cardiff.
2012 Off the Wall Gallery Abstract Exhibition, Cardiff.
2012 Spring Exhibition The Gallery Stoke Newington, London.