Welcome to the web site of artist and Illustrator Chris Down. That’ll be me then. Here you will find examples of the different forms of art I have produced over the last 20 years. Some of which appear in the more than 50 books I have illustrated over that time. At the beginning, I focused on Celtic Art and there are still many examples here. My current work is often classified as fantasy art. I like to think it as portrait painting. Even if the portrait should be of a fairy, mermaid or dragon. There are plenty of other genres in here including Gothic art and Steampunk art. I like to investigate different directions to the art. Over the course of the year, I appear at a number of festivals and events selling my art direct. A variety of prints are available in my companion shop web site linked to in the main menu.
On 21st June 2018 the debut EP from Daligan was released. This is a collaboration between myself and fellow artist Laura Daligan. The release is available on Bandcamp as both a CD and digital download. Front and rear cover photos for the EP taken by … Continue readingDebut EP Released
The weekend of 29th and 30th September 2018 sees the 6th Exhibition of Mythic Arts and Crafts in The Assembly Rooms. Glastonbury. There will be six artists attending this year, myself, Melanie Brear, Laura Daligan, Alexandra Dawe, Tamara Newman and Katrina Sesum. I have been … Continue readingEMAC 2018
It has been a long time coming, but I finally have a completely a new web site. I created my original web site some 20 odd years ago and that required a lot of learning HTML and writing code. A fairly onerous task. Over the … Continue readingNew Web Site