Richard Christopher Davis was born in Amite Louisiana. His innate appreciation for the natural landscape is probably because of fulfilling his daily tasks of a farm boy on his parents small dairy farm on the Tickfaw River.
Chris attended a small junior college for two years and opened a successful sign business thus beginning his acquaintance with paint and imagery. After becoming disenchanted with the commercial world Chris embarked on a mission to educate himself. He then decided that he would become an artist. Being totally self-taught Chris considers himself to be a "polished country primitive".