Chris Daynes spent his early years in Brighton, which may well account for his interest in coastal subjects, amongst others. The paintings are intended to recall moments in a life, and to convey a sense of place. A focus on familiar objects, and a strong feeling for light and colour creates the space, mood and atmosphere which are so important in his subjects. A similar geometry applies to the still lifes, which are really landscapes with objects. Chris graduated from Leeds College of Art in 1969 with a degree in Fine Art, and subsequently travelled and worked abroad. Following a career in education, he now devotes all his time to painting. He has shown his work widely in this country including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and in the USA. He writes for The Artist' magazine.