Chris Fothergill

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I am a freelance artist, based in Great Malvern and specialising in Architectural Illustration, House Portraits and inspirational watercolour painting. With more than 25 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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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.



Malmesbury Abbey Painting

Why do I like Malmesbury so much? The Abbey surely has much to do with it. I sang there with my choir (Wessex Male Choir) last year, and the atmosphere and acoustics were lovely. But in Spring weather such as we have had recently I decided to ‘get around’ to painting... read more

Thursday 20 May Todi

Rise to bright sunshine! A wonderful surprise and I’m parked in Todi by 8.30am. Do the sketch on this page immediately as it was irresistible (if not in EH) the hill top church of S.Fortunato to the right, and below Santa Maria della Consolazione. I am immediately... read more

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