Chris Wormell

Highly regarded as a wood engraver, Chris has a very successful career as an illustrator and has produced many best-selling books.

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Chris Wormell's illustrations are timeless, beautiful and inspiring – unbelievably he is a self-taught artist. Chris never went to art college or had any formal training: “Which is probably why I hold the tools wrongly,” he explains – a fact that makes his obvious raw talent all the more enchanting.

He works using two main methods, wood engraving and linocut, as well as illustrating and writing his own children’s books.

Working for a diverse collection of clients worldwide, Chris’ unmistakable style has lent itself to some fantastic campaigns that have been highly commended throughout the industry.

Chris excels in every area of illustration and has become one of the finest illustrators in Britain today. Charmingly modest and his own worst critic he has been with The Artworks since the mid- 1980′s and continues to pave the way in his field and to be a true ambassador for the craft of illustration. Here is a very small selection of his extensive client list…

Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Anchor Butter, Balvenie, Bells, Adnams, Ford, Jaguar, Volkwagen, Metropolitan Police, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Mail, Royal Opera House, The National Trust, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian, Jonathan Cape, Random House, HarperCollins. 

Chris is probably best known in East Anglia for illustrating the award-winning Adnams Brewery campaigns. He has also illustrated a book called 'The Story of a Norfolk Farm' by Henry Williamson.  Williamson was the author of Tarka the Otter and the book was about his experiences of running a farm in the late thirties, just along the coast at Stiffkey.