Chris Cummings - Luxury Art

Growing up on a small acreage bordering the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California, artist Chris Cummings has been surrounded with horses, wildlife, and adventure for most of her life. Since her first horse at the age of seven, Chris can’t recall a time when there wasn’t a horse around.

After attending the University of California as an art major, she transferred to Humboldt State University where she graduated with a degree in wildlife biology. She worked briefly as a wildlife biologist for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Nevada and then began a nomadic life for several years with her husband who also worked for the BLM in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming.

They finally settled down on a farm in Oregon where they ran a dairy for ten years, grew cherries, wheat, and hay, raised three girls, and began a successful art career. The 100-acre farm now consists of hazelnuts, pasture, forest, two Tennessee walker horses, one cat and a flock of wild turkeys. Besides painting, Chris enjoys horseback riding, camping, skiing, photography, and spending time with friends and family.