Original picture book artwork by Chris Fisher is available for purchase from Children's Book Illustration together with one limited edition print of The Snowdragon.
Born in 1958, Chris Fisher completed a Foundation course in Colchester before going on to do a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at Newcastle Polytechnic. He spent several years working for the Bristol Playbus Project as a community arts worker and for the Social Services as a careworker with mentally and physically disabled people.
He is well known for his vivid, lively illustrative style, and has illustrated over 40 titles for Walker Books, Hodder, Puffin, Scholastic and HarperCollins.
A Chair for Baby Bear, was shortlisted for both the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Book Trust Early Years Award. It was also featured on CBBC's Tikkabilla. The Snowdragon by Vivian French was part animated and featured on Jackanory Junior, read by the actor Adrian Lester, and is a favourite in South Korea. Apart from his illustration projects, Chris is working with children on a weekly basis at Brimsham Green School in South Gloucestershire. With the help of enthusiastic staff he is encouraging the children to write and illustrate their own pieces of work with a view to holding an exhibition early in the new year.
He is currently working on a new picture book for Frances Lincoln at the same time as developing a new style to his illustrations.
Chris lives in Bristol and enjoys music and sports but spends most of his spare time drawing.