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

1 Seville

Apart from the flights I didn’t book anything in advance. It seemed a far more romantic notion to just arrive in Andalucia; me with a backpack, and a whole new world to be discovered. Inevitably, reality turns out to be a little more bracing than the sunny... read more

Impressions of the Cities of Umbria

Sunday 16th – Monday 24th May 2010 This was inspired by the purchase of an old book by the same name, written by Edward Hutton, and published by Methuen, in 1905, with 20 colour plates taken from original watercolours by ‘A.Pisa’. The book was found by chance in an... read more

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