Born in London to a Welsh father and a Scots Mother, he won a scholarship to study fine art at Durham University. After Graduating he taught art in London before devoting himself entirely to painting in the 1970s. Humphreys’ work is rooted in the landscape, celebrating the land as a life force and is influenced by the poetry of Edward Thomas. He is a lyrical painter in the British pastoral tradition and has exhibited widely, in New York, South America, Australia and the South Seas, however he returns again and again to Pembrokeshire. He is represented in several public collections including The Art’s Council of Great Britain and The National Library of Wales. Corporate collections include The Royal Bank of the Netherlands and American Express.
He was invited to show with The Royal Cambrian Academy by Sir Kyffin Williams and has regularly been selected to show in the Royal Academy Summer exhibition.