Artist Chris Rivers is a self-taught artist from Manchester, England who comes from a background of art and music. His main passion growing up was playing drums which led him to being the drummer for UK rock band Heaven’s Basement for 10 years, his time in the band taking him all around the world.
“It was during a four-month tour of the U.S in late 2013 that I decided to sketch on one of my used drumheads after a show using some sharpie pens,” says artist Chris Rivers. “This then happened night after night on tour and ideas about artwork started flooding my mind and I was hooked.”
In late 2016 Chris stepped away from the music business and commit to putting all his energy into his paintings. “I don’t believe in a right or wrong way with anything creative. I enjoy the process of trail and error and learning things for yourself, it’s the same mentality as I had to playing drums. I love going into the unknown and painting with a certain amount of not having a plan about where it’ll go.”