Richard Chorley has had a lifelong interest in landscape painting and portraiture. His preferred media are oil paints and pencil. In the early 1990s, he decided to direct his attention to golf art. After early success in this field, he turned professional in 1997. His career has taken him to some of the most prestigious and famous golf courses in the world. His evocative and detailed images of the great courses of Scotland, Ireland and the United States and Europe have won him acclaim and admiration. These classic courses come alive through Chorley’s meticulous attention to detail. No nuance of nature escapes his reflective observations.
Chorley is married with two children, and lives in Hertfordshire, north of London, England. He is a founding member of the Academy of Golf Art.
Some of Chorley’s most notable achievements include:
– winner of the inaugural ‘Art of Golf Festival’ at Pinehurst, sponsored by Golf Digest magazine
– official artist for Jack Nicklaus’s Memorial Tournament
– official artist for the 2004 Ryder Cup, held at Oakland Hills Golf and Country Club