Welcome to Chumleys Art - the Studio of Art & Illustration

DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2008

Richard is a sketcher, painter, visual illustrator, animator and art instructor. His body of work has appeared on the web, local galleries, magazines, books, 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.

This site is representational of some of Richard’s work – check out his Portfolio page for the many commissions he’s done over the years.

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 which can be sent anywhere on the planet. 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. Much of his work is private until the recipient gets the work which could be several months later.

Please get in touch with him to discuss your piece of bespoke and highly individual artwork. 

You can also check out his You Tube & Vimeo channels to see how he creates his art in video demonstrations, and you can also see them on his many social media links below. 


Caricature & Cartoons

Digital and traditional artwork commissions celebrating the art of caricature and cartoons

Illustration & Digital Painting

Drawings using a digital drawing board pen display and an iPad Pro with Procreate App

Fine Art & Traditional Media

Traditional artwork in coloured pencils, acrylic, graphite and mixed media commissions

Pen & Ink & Sketchbook

Fineliner Uni Pen ink and BIC ballpoint pen artwork, urban sketching and sketchbook work

VR Visuals & Animation

Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality visual illustration, CGIs, and animated flythrough productions


Much of the work on this web site is completed on a digital drawing board, painted in a traditional way but produced on a high quality resolution, digital image. They’re not AI productions created from a photos but actual drawings and paintings created from a real person. With painting digitally, we can send artwork through the web all around the world and delivered straight to your door within days.

See the Creative Process web page for more information on how we create these individual pieces of artwork and feel free to view the step-by-step demonstrations on there to our YouTube & Vimeo video hosting channels.

testimonials & REVIEWS

Many people have received a piece of Chumleys art and illustration over the years. The business has been going for over thirty years so there’s been many commissions. 

Always popular, the cartoons and caricatures bring a smile to not only the recipients faces but to all those who know them. From paintings of peoples beloved cats and dogs, much loved family members and for those people they all work with – anyone can receive a commissioned piece from the studio. 

See how to commission a bespoke piece of art from the artist here, it’s all very easy and straight forward, and see the testimonials and Yell.com reviews on the link below.

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David's Birthday
kids digital painting
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