Chumleys Art digital paintings are very popular, whether they are of scenery, animals or portraiture. Have that loved one or family pet drawn then printed to canvas and delivered straight to your door. No hassle gift!
Chumleys Art cartoons and caricatures are real fun, especial if you are the recipient. Absolutely unique and inexpensive. Check out the many commissions undertaken - over a thousand to date! Have you been Chumleyd?
Caricature & Cartoons
Welcome to the Art & Illustration Studio of Chumleys Art!
Richard is a sketcher, painter, illustrator and art instructor. His body of work has appeared in local galleries, magazines, books, web sites and corporate publicity for major highway, transportation and architectural projects nationwide.
He has won many awards both here and in America and in 2008 Richard raised the profile of coloured pencils as a fine art medium when he won the inaugural David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year with an orangutan painting called The Hope of Sepilok. It also won the Endangered Species Category in the same competition and Founders Prize for the Best UK Entry in the 6th Annual International Open UK Coloured Pencil Society Exhibition 2008.
Since then, business has been very busy. Richard uses many types of medium but is an accomplished coloured pencil artist who has exhibited at the Art Materials Live Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham with the UK Coloured Pencil Society several times.
His signature coloured pencil work has appeared in art books all over the world. Good publications such as A Compendium of Drawing Techniques by
Donna Krizek, The Coloured Pencil Artists Drawing Bible by Jane Strother and Ann Kulbergs Coloured Pencil Secrets of Success, to name a few. With the help of Mad Publishing in America, Richard is looking to complete his own book of Sketching & Drawing in Digital Media in 2017/18.
This site is a representation of just some of Richards work as shown in the Portfolio. Particular interest is the Creative Process and Commission pages which explain how he does what he does and how people and companies can commission a piece of artwork or illustration. This site is for you whether you are someone wanting a picture of their loved one in coloured pencil, graphite, acrylic and digital or are a company looking for a project, idea or branded logo to be visualised and painted as a 3D illustration. Feel free to browse the site but the content is only a snippet of what he creates. For example, he completed his thousandth caricature commission last year and so the site only shows his most recent work for your viewing. Please get in touch with him to discuss your needs on these and anything that takes your fancy. You can use the Contact Me form on this site.
You can also check out his You Tube channel & Vimeo following the links below to see how he creates his art in video demonstrations and you can also see them on his social media links at the foot of the page too.
Please enjoy the site and remember to call back soon.
Chumleys Art fine art paintings in a traditional medium: pencil; pen and ink; coloured pencil and acrylics - whatever your fancy. There is something for everyone in this gallery. Enjoy the vast range of commissions undertaken.
- See more of Richard’s animated corporate illustration videos by hitting the link above
Chumleys Art Sketchbook
In the busy schedule of work and life, Richard tries, like many other artists, to manage my work-life balance. He cannot jump in and create his next piece of art without first practice sketching and getting warmed up. He tries to sketch wherever and whenever he can. He sketches for pure pleasure and for himself, but there are many benefits from a habitual routine of daily sketching for anyone who likes to draw.
The most obvious reason for sketching is to get better at what we do as artists. If you practice something long enough it becomes second nature and your skills refine. Beyond the obvious, it is a great way to focus on areas that need particular work. If he is struggling to get a likeness of someone, he does many thumbnail sketches until he gets it right - he never settles for the first attempt. As you sketch more, you learn from your mistakes and the finished picture will be far better.
His advice to you? Take 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes a day to get out that sketchbook or use your iPencil on your iPad Pro or just your smart phone mobile using Sketchbook or Procreate (try it, it’s fun). Daily sketches should not be about how long it takes you to draw the chosen subject but learning and enjoyment. It is your sketchbook, you do not have to show it anyone - it is for eyes only!
Why not try to join any of the urban sketchers art groups around the cities nationwide - or set one up yourself. They are very popular and you meet many like minded sketchers just like you. Why not give it a try!