Chris Broughton is an artist who spent the last forty years or so combining teaching, commercial practice and exhibiting.

He was an active member of a group of artists and writers called ‘The New Arcadians’ who publish a yearly journal on a garden/landscape theme. He has considerable commercial experience including designing for exhibitions, television, publishing, the music industry and educational and public institutions.

He was born in London in 1949 and moved to Harrogate in the early fifties. He was educated at Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate Art School, The London College of Printing and Leeds Polytechnic.

Qualifying as a graphic designer and printmaker he developed an interest in illustration and continued this work for the rest of his life. He taught for over thirty years at Bradford School of Art.

This website is organised as a series of galleries which trace the progress and development of Chris’s work through the years. Little explanation is needed as the work will largely explain itself.

He hopes that you will enjoy leafing through the pages of his life.

In Memoriam – A tribute to Chris Broughton 1949 – 2015




“Perhaps through drawing I make sense of things”

I played with my model cars
on the hearth rug that my mum and dad made
it was just a brown rug
but when I rucked it up it became a landscape
and I was master of it all.

I drove my cars with the freedom to be
a rally driver
a farmer
a tycoon
a soldier
but I wanted to be an artist
what did they drive?

My childhood
allowed me to dream
I suppose I’ve never let
that childlike vision
leave me.

A romantic
a reactionary
an idealist
in a world I don’t like or understand
I escape through
drawing the things I love
the world of
home and family.

Perhaps through drawing I make sense of things.