Chris Butler is an author and artist based in Liverpool, UK. He received his first professional commission at the age of seventeen when Space Voyager magazine hired him to illustrate three interviews with cast members from the cult science fiction series Doctor Who.
In 2002, he gave up a full time employment to go freelance, initially acting as assistant to decorative artist Tony Raymond while working on several large scale projects in houses and stately homes across the UK and Ireland. He discovered digital media in 2003 and was informally mentored by the award winning digital artist and tarot creator Ciro Marchetti (creator of the Gilded Tarot. Llewellyn 2004 and Legacy of the Divine Tarot. Llewellyn 2009).
Christopher first encountered the Tarot at the age of thirteen through watching a James Bond movie. His fascination for the cards has stayed with him for over thirty years, inspiring him to create several decks of his own. His first published tarot deck was the Quantum Tarot, illustrated for author Kay Stopforth (Kunati Books 2008). A new version of this deck, Quantum Tarot 2.0 was published by Lo Scarabeo in 2010. Lo Scarabeo have also published The Healing Light Tarot in 2017.
For Schiffer Books, Christopher has authored/illustrated The Son Tarot: Mysticism, Meditation and Divination for Gay Men, published in 2012, and the Lenormand Cartomancy deck and book set published in December 2013.
Christopher holds a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Heythrop College, University of London. He is also the recipient of a Kindred Spirit Award, being voted “Favourite Artist for 2013” by readers of Kindred Spirit Magazine.
Argus Specialist Publications
Tony Raymond. Decorative artist
Sheila Chandra. Internationally acclaimed singer and author
Stik. Internationally acclaimed street artist
Anubian Knights Theatre Company
William Walton Trust
Kindred Spirit Magazine
Bruce P. Grether/ Heart Bird Books.
Ivor Sexton. Artist and illustrator.
Quantum Tarot. A Tarot of the New Physics. Kunati Inc. September 2008
78 card Tarot deck, illustrated by Chris Butler to accompany a book by Kay Stopforth. Listed in Aeclectic Tarot's Top Ten decks of 2008. Published as a deck and book set in Cigar Box format. Cards feature silver gilt edges. ISBN-978-1-60164-169-4
Quantum Tarot. Version 2.0. Lo Scarabeo. September 2010
Revised and updated edition of the Original Quantum Tarot, Published in a new edition by Lo Scarabeo. Torino, Italy. 80 cards illustrated by Chris Butler to accompany Kay Stopforth's book. Published as a deck and book set in Cigar Box format. Cards feature UV spot varnishing. ISBN-978-8883959790
Son Tarot. Mysticism, meditation and divination for gay men. Schiffer Publishing. October 2012
78 cards illustrated by Chris to accompany his own book. Text circa. 42,000 words. Published as a deck and book set in a sturdy presentation case. ISBN-978-0-7643-4227-1
Lenormand Cartomancy. Schiffer Publishing. December 2013
38 cards illustrated by Chris to accompany his own book. Text circa 33,000 words. Published as a deck and book set in a sturdy presentation case. ISBN-978-0-7643-4562-3.
Healing Light Tarot. Lo Scarabeo. Published June 2017.
78 cards illustrated by Chris to accompany his own book. Text circa. 18,000 words. Published as a deck and book set in cigar box format. ISBN-978-8-8652-7487-3.
Kindred Spirit Magazine Awards. Artist of the Year - Winner. May 2013
The Award is given to recognise outstanding contributions by artists working in the field of Mind, Body, Spirit.