Chris Cummings has been involved with horses and art 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 Univ. of Calif. as an art major, she transferred to Humboldt State Univ. where she graduated with a degree in Wildlife Biology. She worked briefly as a wildlife biologist for the Bureau of Land Mgmt. 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 realistically 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.

To contact the artist you can email chris@artbychriscummings.com or write to:
Chris Cummings
331 NE Baker St., McMinnville, Or. 97128