Chris Cummings has been involved with horses and art, prints and posters for most of her life. She grew up on a small acreage in Northern California where she got her first horse at the age of seven and from then on there were few times 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 in Nevada, 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 10 years, grew cherries, wheat and hay, and raised three girls. The 100-acre farm now consists of hazelnuts, pasture, forest, two Tennessee Walker horses, one cat and a flock of wild turkeys.
This diverse background has enabled her to paint realistic art, prints and posters of the horses and rural scenes that she loves so much. Her artwork began to appear in equine magazines and on greeting cards in the early 1980's, and she began to work with Wild Wings in 1990. Besides painting she enjoys horseback riding, camping, skiing, photography, and spending time with friends and family.
Growing up on an acreage bordering the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, artist Chris Cummings was surrounded with beautiful horses, bountiful wildlife and exquisite scenery. Compelled to offer an outward expression of her sentiments toward nature, Chris recorded her adventures in drawings and paintings. The emotional connection she felt as a child continued to grow and with it her talents prospered. Through diligent study and dedication, Cummings has become recognized as one of the nation's foremost artists of rural and historic art, prints and posters.