Artist : Adrian Chesterman

Adrian was born in London in 1955, but is of Scottish descent. He was educated at the William Harvey School in Folkestone, Kent, and later studied fine art at the Norwich School of Art and illustration at the Royal College of Art. He also attended Rochester College of Design. 

He first discovered his desire to create visual art works at William Harvey School. Since leaving full-time education, he has worked on many high profile commissions, including campaigns for Coca-Cola, Mars and Rolls-Royce. He is one of Britain's leading artists of the surreal and fantasy movements. 

Adrian's first artworks were created using oils and airbrush, but today he creates artworks with digital methods to achieve hyper-real illustrations with a photographic quality. He has worked as an illustrator, lecturer and gallery owner in the past. One of his more recent commissions was to create a collection of stamps for Jersey Post. 

His first exhibition was at Liberty's in London's Regent Street. He was still at the Royal College of Arts then. Further exhibitions followed at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the International Contemporary Art Fair at Olympia, the BBC Centre in London, The Batey Gallery in Singapore and the Madison Gallery in Los Angeles. Chesterman has also exhibited in Spain and has appeared on national TV in the UK and Spain. 

He has illustrated children's books, music album covers, including album covers for the Eurythmics and Chris Rea. He has painted portraits of various famous people including Hollywood actors. His posters depict anything from 100 hundred endangered species and dinosaurs, architecture and gardens, to Earth showing the world's most important landmarks as if seen from space.

Chesterman's work is available in many different forms, including as 3D objects and wood, metal and acrylic prints, book covers and even the world's largest jigsaw puzzle, an artwork entitled "Around the World in 42,000 Pieces" that needs a very long wall to display. He worked on Jurassic Park 3D standees for Spielberg's monster hit movie and created a selection of mural commissions, including a huge creation-scene for the ceiling of a mansion in Marbella and a very scary shark at the bottom of a pool.