Chris Butler is an accomplished science, nature and
maritime illustrator whose works have appeared in publications
around the world, from the Times of London to CNN. His
original art hangs in collections from Australia to
Italy. Known best for his astronomical works, Chris
also produces excellent ocean liner, undersea life,
and dinosaur art.
Chris is a graduate of the California State University
at Fullerton's television and film school, and has
served as a production designer on television and film
projects. Among other jobs, Chris has been a tour guide
on the Queen Mary, a financial analyst on the Space
Shuttle program, and a technical representative for
a telescope manufacturer. In addition to his full-time
career as a freelance illustrator, he is serving part
time as a staff artist for the world-famous Griffith
Observatory in Los Angeles.
An avid amateur astronomer, Chris is a regular lecturer
and former Vice President of the Orange County Astronomers,
one of the largest organization of its kind in the world. In
addition to his hobbies of stargazing, hiking and diving,
Chris is working on a novel about the Apollo lunar expeditions
which his father served as an engineer on.
of his work may be seen at Here,
with links to galleries which offer his work for sale.