Chris Tugwell was born in Durban, Natal in 1938 and has been painting professionally all his life. He is today recognised as one of South Africas foremost landscape artists, having exhibited in all the main centres including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. His work is highly sought after by both local and international collectors.
Best known for his ability to capture the brilliant light of the sun-drenched Highveld. His work reveals an intense awareness and responsiveness to the vast and spacious African veld, and shows a sensitive observation of cloud formations and the influence of the sky on the landscape.
The subtle and poetic moods of nature interest him more than the dramatic and highly colourful, and it is his delicate rendering of these moods that has become a hallmark of his style. His paintings hang in many important private and corporate collections, both here and abroad and he is recognised as an artist of international standard.