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Chris Turnham Illustration

July 19, 2016

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Chris Turnham lives and works in Los Angeles. He has worked in both feature and television animation and has contributed illustrations to publications and children’s books.

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Of course his style appeals very much to my eye and love of the mid century life.

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This could be fresh out of a book from 50+ years ago…. fabulous.

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Interesting to see some floral and botanical studies too.

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Illustrations of intrepid explorers….

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and places Chris has also explored.

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But my absolute favourites are his his beautiful architectural pieces… was this the bridge used in the film Grease, I wonder ?

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Many of these illustrations are commissions.

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Or just plain jaw-droppingly wonderful ! Lol

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I love Chris’s use of the sun in these sleepy suburban dwellings.

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He has even covered the Eames House, below. Stunning work Chris.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2016 4:38 pm

    His use of light and shadows/shade is so very effective and makes his work come alive… almost appearing to be a photograph. Fabulous. I love his varied use of color for the skies… really captures a seasonal mood.

    • July 19, 2016 5:14 pm

      I think his observations are almost as fine as yours Joy 😉 thanks for sharing them

  2. July 20, 2016 6:51 am

    This is not my usual favorite “style”, but I love his work! It makes me feel so light and carefree; rather like I am floating through LA.

    • July 20, 2016 10:35 am

      Thanks Susan, I thought the same. Somehow life in Chris’s world is always sunny, mellow and easy going… not a bad place to live : )

  3. vivianne peckham permalink
    July 21, 2016 4:17 pm

    I grew up in the southern Arizona Sonoran Desert — love the fresh, graphic
    cactus illustrations.

    • July 21, 2016 4:27 pm

      Thanks Vivianne, I imagine the light there is really unique too.

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