Chris Lochner is based in Helderberg, South Africa, and fascinated by the natural world and its infinite variety of forms. From a young age he collected plants, rocks, fossils and other interesting natural objects. This fascination led him to study science, but after completing his degree, he was drawn to painting by his love for art. Both the aesthetic and scientific aspects of nature remain a great inspiration and Chris is currently attending classes in botanical/scientific illustration with renowned botanical artist, Vicki Thomas.