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!

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.


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.


My watercolour paintings of the Cotswolds, landscapes of Spain and Venice as well as prints of Oxford, Cotswold guide books and Calendars. More



What is it like to work with Chris?

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Isobel A

God – it’s even better in real life! It’s just arrived and I absolutely LOVE it, and know they will too.Thank you so so much.



2 La Giralda

I slept like a baby. I don’t know why people use that expression to describe deep, refreshing and uninterrupted slumber; my experience of babies calls to mind continual waking in the night accompanied by crying, chewing of blankets and uncontrolled pooing.... read more

House Painting of the Week!

This was a commissioned painting of a nice Cotswold Cottage. It is very pretty but presented a few problems, firstly of the plain gravel frontage which was saved by the little wall and small tree in the foreground which also gave depth to an otherwise flat frontage.... read more

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