Chris Down Celtic Designs

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. As I now do in the prints section of this web site.
My Facebook Art Page can be reached by clicking the link below.

An online art gallery which allows comments on my work
can be found at

As a freelance illustrator/artist, I am available for commissions.
I can be contacted by e-mail on

On October 1st and 2nd 2016 I shall be part of a group exhibition in Glastonbury.
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Retail Greetings Cards of my art available from:
Wholesale Greetings Cards
of my art available from:
Cross Stitch Designs of my art are Available from:
Tubes etc. available from
A variety of print options of my art, including canvas and acrylic wall mount available from

In this site, some images have a logo stamped through them. Unfortunately, this is a practical necessity of the net. All images contained on this site have been created by me, they are my copyright and are not to be copied or used for commercial gain without my permission.

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Fantasy, Celtic, Gothic, Steampunk and Fairy Art
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