I like to combine abstract with some form, it could be a big dramatic abstract background with tiny detailed figures , or it could be something where the figures are more prominent but with big elements of abstract within the painting. I like things rough but with focused areas of detail.

Chris Rivers is a contemporary painter from Manchester. Having played drums in a rock band for many years, in 2016 Rivers turned his creativity to fine art, creating beautiful, dreamlike landscapes of clouds, cherubs and the occasional demon. His works use colour to create an overall mood of tranquillity, it is only when the viewer looks closer that they see darker scenes in the details.

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