Chris Fothergill

An introduction to my work

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For twenty years I have been producing architectural perspectives and visualisations for architects, property developers and estate agents. During many of those years I was also running a Gallery and Picture Framing business in the Cotswolds, but since 2009 I have devoted myself to the drawing board full-time.

I now work from a home studio in Great Malvern as an artist and architectural illustrator. Mostly I work in traditional pencil and watercolour producing exterior perspectives, coloured elevations, overviews of larger developments and site maps for planning applications as well as for brochure use. I also paint house portraits to commission on a regular basis.

Judge Sampson have published my ‘Cotswolds in Watercolour’ calendar annually since 2002 along with postcards and other merchandising.

Occasionally I like to have a solo exhibition of paintings and the last one was in the Gallery at the Theatre Chipping Norton in March 2014, having been their Artist-in-Residence for the year. This gives free reign to my imagination and helps feed fresh enthusiasm to the rest of my commissioned work! I am an inveterate sketcher and I kept a sketchbook journal of life in the Theatre throughout the year.

From Chris’ Blog

5 Plaza d’Espana

The first day had been a great success by my standards. My first painting was not a disaster, and I had two other drawings under my belt, which I liked, and could later paint from, in the studio. Giddy with my success I hopped out of bed the following morning, and... read more

St. Andrew’s Church Chedworth

At last a sunny day that is warm enough to lure me out into the open air with my paints! I don’t mind a bit of outdoor sketching with a pencil when it’s freezing cold in the winter, but sitting on a painting stool for a couple of hours trying to abstract my mind is... read more

Canal View of Venice

Today, after a recent experimentation with acrylic paints and more adventurous brushstrokes, I have returned to my traditional watercolour style, to paint a view of Venice; the canal (Rio dei Mendicanti) by the Campo SS.Giovanni e Paulo. I have drawn the view on the... read more

You can email me at chris@chrisfothergill.co.uk, phone me on 07899 782845 or 01684 563754, or use the form below to get in contact.

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