Chris Fothergill

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I am an Oxfordshire-based freelance artist, specialising in Architectural Illustration, House Portraits and inspirational watercolour painting. With more than 20 years experience as a professional painter I am also a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustration.(FSAI)

About Chris

My work as an architectural illustrator is necessarily commercial, but I hope that all my work will inspire in some way, and convey the perennial enthusiasm that drives me on in my painting!
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Architectural Illustration

Artist’s impressions and watercolour illustrations from plans and elevations, for clients from architects to developers. To convey at a glance the essence of proposed developments for planning applications to advertising in websites and brochures.

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House Portraits

A watercolour house portrait can make a lovely gift for that special occasion for someone you love, or maybe you are moving and would like a memento of your home.
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My watercolour paintings of the Cotswolds, landscapes of Spain and Venice as well as prints of Oxford, Cotswold guide books and Calendars. More

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Testimonials

What is it like to work with Chris?

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Mark A (Senior Architectural Technician)

I was out of the office all afternoon but opened my inbox this morning to a fantastic set of watercolours. Thank you as always, I think these will be a great asset in conveying our concept to the local authority.

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testimonials

Use of masking fluid in watercolour

I’ve started a painting this week in my ‘classic’ watercolour style! By that I suppose I mean that the painting is carefully composed, with a preliminary pencil sketch (not shown here) to work out tonal values, composition and atmosphere. I love this... read more

Saturday 22 May Spoleto

With only one week’s sojurn in the Umbrian landscape I have been necessarily selective in the places to which I have been. EH went on to Cita della Pieve (for the sake of Perugio, his birthplace), Foligno, Montefalco, Fabriano, and even Urbino, which now I now longer... read more

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Recent commissions, urban sketching and creative projects

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