Chris Achilleos is a British illustrator, painter and conceptual artist. He was born and raised in Cyprus and later moved to London where he attended Hornsey College of Art. Over the past 40 years, he has created some of the best loved fantasy and glamour art and is acknowledged as one of the top fantasy artist in the world.
Achilleos is best known for his unique interpretation of stunning amazons, epic dragons and paintings inspired by ancient civilizations and mythology. His works have adorned hundreds of fantasy book covers in the seventies and eighties, including novels by Robert E Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael Moorcock. He is also well known for the popular graphic style Dr Who illustrations he produced for the original Target Books Dr Who novelisations.
He has also worked as a conceptual/costume artist for the adult animation cult movie Heavy Metal and is best know for his famous painting of the heroine Taarna! Other movies include the American fantasy film Willow, the historical dramas King Arthur and The Last Legion.