Chris Tomlin has always had a keen interest in the natural world and also in drawing and painting. He decided quite early in life that his ideal career could be created by merging the two subjects.
After many years studying at different art colleges, he graduated from The Royal College of Art in London where he spent two years studying for a Masters Degree in Natural History Illustration (1998-2000). He has so far been commissioned by a variety of publishers and organizations such as Oxford University Press and The National Trust.
Chris' illustration career has also taken him to countries as far as Madagascar, where he spent time studying the endangered flora and fauna in the country’s tropical rainforests.
View an interview with natural history illustrator Chris Tomlin