Introducing the web site of Chris Down

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 the art I have produced over the last 20 years or more. Some of which have appeared in the more than 60 books I have illustrated over that time.

At the beginning, I focused on Celtic Art with its intricate patterns of which there are many examples in here. Along the way, I branched into work 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. Much of the reference for these paintings are taken from life and often reflect the person who posed for them.

There are plenty of other genres in here including Gothic art and Steampunk art. I like to investigate different directions to my art. Over the course of the year, I appear at a number of festivals and events selling my art direct. This is also a good way to meet people and get feedback to my art. A variety of prints are available in my companion shop web site. I also have both Redbubble and Teepublic web shops were a variety of products contain my artwork.