Chris Manwaring received his first set of paints from his grandmother at age 12. He grew up in rural Utah. While in high school Chris met Valoy Eaton, a nationally acclaimed landscape artist. Through Mr. Eaton’s mentorship, Chris received a firm technical foundation. He received a Bachelor’s Degree at Utah State University, and studied at New York’s Grand Central Academy of Art. He has made several trips to Europe to study the great masters, which Chris feels greatly contributed to his art education. Armed with his training, patience, and paint, Chris now roams the mountains of the west, determined to be as truthful as possible as he translates nature to canvas.