Chris Hayman was born in New York. Hayman attended the University of Maryland while pursuing her Bachelors degree in Art History. She would later attend the University of Nevada where she was awarded a degree in art education.
Having demonstrated an interest in art from the early age of nine, Hayman learned to channel her talent while enrolled in college. Inspired by the natural world, Hayman believes painting is a process of constant investigation. Additionally, Hayman’s aesthetic has been greatly influenced by painters Gustavo Rivera, Roland Peterson and Mike Henderson.
Chris Hayman lives and works in California and has painted for over thirty years. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections across the country. Hayman's abstract paintings are thickly layered with oil paints. She tends to draw back into the paint exposing the textured layers of color underneath creating form in lyrical compositions, where her painting at its very best.