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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Tim

Well worth waiting for and just what I was after. It captures the feel and character of Alamanda. You can almost feel the wrap around warmth of the tropics. Pity the painting doesn’t emit the bird song as well.

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Creating a Japanese album sketchbook

Creating a what? A Japanese album is sometimes known as an ‘accordion’ album, as the pages are joined zigzagging continuously throughout the book. This means that the whole album can be folded outwards to form one long strip of paper. Moleskine make them... read more

On Travel (written on a plane home on 29 May 2010)

There are many reasons that compel people to travel. For some it is pleasure, or a holiday; for others it is business. Young persons will spread their wings on gap years; older parents will visit their offspring who have started families abroad. I love to travel to... read more

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Recent commissions, urban sketching and creative projects

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