Christopher St.Leger

Photograph of Christopher St.Leger working in his studio.

Christopher St.Leger is an artist of the Romantic tradition whose source of imagination is both light and mood. Born in northwest Indiana in 1973, he studied architecture in Ohio and in Budapest, Hungary, and now lives in central Texas with his wife and two children.

“Building a career painting luminous depictions of urban scenes and city streets, St.Leger elevates the gritty realness and transforms it into a gorgeous scene from a dream.”

— Susannah Morgan, Art Consultant

As a kid I escaped to my desk to draw with pencil and paper. It was my earliest encounter with time flowing, of being freed from external circumstances. With each new drawing I felt myself open, and I fell in love with creating. On my journey, I’ve found abundant joy and complexity in rendering the world as it plainly is, whatever that may be.

Photograph of paint brushes and other art tools.
Photograph of Christopher St.Leger working in his studio.

I taught myself by painting on location everyday and at one time thought of myself as a travel painter. But I am a different kind of explorer and have since gone through many phases, employing different tactics in constructing a picture. For me, art making is a continuous experiment, both physical and emotional.

Photograph of Christopher St.Leger sitting in an art gallery, surrounded by his work.

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For years I exhibited exclusively with fine art galleries around the world. Now I’m excited to offer my work directly to collectors. Such immediacy thrills me and harkens back to analog days when I first dove into plein air painting and sold work to passers-by. This human-to-human exchange is still my greatest reward.


I welcome you and your thoughts, near and far. To inquire about an artwork, commissioning a piece, or for any other reason, please email

Commerce Gallery
102 S Commerce St
Lockhart TX 78644