Chris Guest (artist)

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Chris Guest in his Studio

Chris Guest is an artist living in London who creates paintings that focusing on heavily tattooed people, utilizing classical oil painting techniques to create paintings in a figurative tradition, coupled with a contemporary twist.[1] His work has been described as having a "pin-up" style that brings together the past with the modern and he has been cited as one of 15 artists that depict the tattooed community through incredible large-scale art.[2]


Chris Guest is best known for his oil paintings of highly tattooed people. His originals and prints are collected worldwide, and his art has been featured in many magazines, publications and galleries around the globe including Tattoodo,[3] Artist Talk Magazine[4] Metro [5] and Hobo Jack.[6] Chris also holds regular painting workshops around the UK, US and Europe.


  1. ^ "Chris Guest: classic paintings with a contemporary twist". Tattoo Life. 14 May 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  2. ^ Adamakos, Tess. "50 Stunning Paintings of Tattooed People". Tattoo Ideas, Artists and Models. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Sex Wax Skin and Summertime: Interview with Chris Guest". Tattoodo. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Artist Talk Magazine issue 4". Issuu. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Painter's mesmerising oil portraits of tattooed rock chicks". Metro. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  6. ^ "INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST CHRIS GUEST". Hobo Jack. Retrieved 15 October 2021.

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