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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Sami M (Developer)

Thank you very much for the illustration and it was wonderful dealing with you. I have no doubt I will be in contact with you in the near future.



Pen and wash sketch in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

This is a sketch I did from a photograph, specifically for a demonstration evening at the Solihull Society of Arts. It was entitled ‘Holiday Sketching’ and I chose the view as I wanted to show how to simplify what looks like a complicated scene, and... read more

Time lapse Painting demo of the Alcazar Castle in Segovia

This was painted in the studio from sketchbooks and photos taken on a visit to Spain in 2008. Segovia is a wonderful city the other side of a mountain range just north of Madrid. The Alcazar Castle stands like a ship on an outcrop of rock at the western edge of the... read more

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