Chris Tkacz studied Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art & Design in the early 70s where he gained a BA degree and MA degree. The strong influence of American abstract painting fused with a more romantic English landscape tradition shaped his work during these formative years.

Chris has also woven the mid European roots of his fathers background into his complex cocktail of inspiration. In 1978 he began to teach Art & Design at Beauchamp College in Leicester and has continued teaching to date.

After moving to Holloway in Derbyshire with his young family in the 90s, the Derbyshire Dales with all its beauty and dynamism have been the source of inspiration and subject matter for over 20 years.

_Towards cliff path

Blue River





Double Curve


Far Bank




Melting snow Exmoor

quadrant - egg tempera

River through twisted branches

sky lark risen


Snow River

Spring River - Egg tempera



Three Boats

Warm River






Wind and Moor