Chris Bourne artist painting in Cornwall

Original artwork
by Chris Bourne

Thank you for visiting my online art gallery where you can buy original contemporary landscape paintings direct from Chris Bourne….that's me.

Chris Bourne artist sketching in Cornwall


I paint seascapes which encapsulate the ever-changing sea and skies of Cornwall.

My landscapes are inspired by nature's many colours across the seasons.


Chris Bourne artist painting bluebells in the woods
About Chris Bourne's artistic process


Hello, I'm Chris Bourne, a contemporary British artist living in St.Ives, Cornwall and here I share with you my thoughts and ideas.


Have an idea, a gap on the wall?

Commissioning a painting from me gives you the opportunity to own a unique artwork for your home or hotel which complements your interior decor.

Chris Bourne with his Dorchester Hotel,Coworth Park hotel commission

Hello, let me introduce myself.  I’m Chris Bourne and I’ve been a professional artist for quite some-time now. 

If it’s paintings of trees and seas that you’re keen on you’re in the right place.

My studio was originally based in Dorking, Surrey, but a few years ago we decided it was about time to move to where we really wanted to live, so now we’re in lovely St. Ives, Cornwall, with its fantastic light and many a beach to walk along.


Now you might be thinking I wonder where his inspiration comes from…..the answer…. the natural world. (That didn’t really surprise you, did it.)


I'm a sucker for woodlands, seascapes, flora and fauna, an inspiring walk in wild spaces, offering a sense of freedom and observing the smallest of things that share this planet with us. My aim has always been to try to capture this through my work.

Hopefully, the feelings, elements, memories, atmosphere and the emotion of the place I’m presently in travels on to you through my work.   


I appreciate the passing and rhythm of the seasons, the ebb and flow of nature…  spring with its hope of new growth, summer with blue skies, autumn with the orange and bronze leaves that go scrunch and winter’s crisp days. (Not overly fond of strong winds, mind.)  

I’ve found it’s best not to have a favourite…this is England so you can’t plan and it’s not going to turn out as you imagine anyway… just experience its beauty as it is at the present moment. 

Tomorrow the light will be completely different on the same subject and I will be feeling completely different and a contrasting painting will arise. 


There’s an ‘about’ page which will tell you a little more about my art process and what makes me tick, if you would like to know.

You might be finding the right piece of art for your lovely home a bit tricky because

you want an instant emotional connection with a painting. 


If, after you’ve browsed through the artworks on these pages a certain painting has caught your eye and you’d love something similar but bigger, longer, wider or you’re wondering how to obtain a large statement piece, just go to my commission page where there’s a step by step explanation on how the process of commissioning a painting works.  

There you’ll find answers to a few queries you might have before you ask me to create your individual artwork.


If you do find one of my paintings and there’s an instant emotional connection…in fact, you interact with the painting and go on a journey where you see yourself on that path through the woods with the trees whispering above your head on a hot summer’s day or in the landscape walking, or on that sandy shoreline.


I’ve put together a gallery of sold paintings so that you can see a selection of work I’ve produced in the past which have found homes.  Over the decades I’ve been creating, I’m very fortunate to have my paintings find homes in many a happy person’s house and hotel all over the world.

Some of those very kind people have gone to the trouble of taking photos of their purchased artworks in the chosen space on their walls. Even more thanks. (If you’re another owner reading this, please  do send me a photo of your painting in situ… it would be great to see.)

So at the end of the day all my experiences that start life in the landscape end up on your wall.


I think I’ve covered most things but I have a sneaky feeling you have a question.  You do? Well in that case leap into action, get in touch through my contact page and I’ll get back to you with a cunning plan.