Short biography of Chadwick St. John
Chadwick St. John has been illustrating since a child.
He formed his unique inking style at the age of thirteen, inspired by the subjects of fantasy, horror, myths and religion.
Most of his art is black and white, using using pens, brushes, inks as well as pencil, paint, charcoal, and on occasion using abnormal mediums such as ash, dirt, tea, and coffee.
The themes in his work contain elements of nature, myths, fantasy and spirituality.
His illustrations often contain a hidden, or allegorical meaning within the external expression of the art.
Chadwick's style is somewhat reminiscent of the engravings, etchings and woodcuts of classical art styles
while containing a unique, mysterious flair all his own.
His delicate, yet raw technique is seldom found in contemporary illustrations.
He was first published in a medical book in the year 1995 at the age of 16, and soon afterward his illustrations appeared in magazines on subjects of horror (Rue Morgue Magazine), folklore, magic/mysticism, etc.
In 1997 he began work on three issues of an underground fantasy/horror graphic novel titled,
‘The Piper' (1998-2000), with his label 'Dark Harvest Productions'. From that time on, much of Chadwick's work can be seen on album covers in genres of extreme music, particularly in Europe.
Over the last decade, Chadwick has taken specific interest in art for film production, such as storyboards, set and character design, music, as well as developing stories for future projects.
Most of his art is not visible online.
He accepts offers for commissioned work and sells some of his original art to serious collectors.