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Figurative Art & Illustration

I use traditional painting and hand drawn inks to create colourful landscapes inspired by real places. I love distinctive architecture, spending my time discovering new locations & mapping them with my sketchbook and camera ...

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Browse my growing collection of art prints, posters, greeting cards and gifts. Buy online, arrange a studio visit or find a stockist near you ...

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I'm available for freelance projects or private commissions, contact the studio for availability and to discuss your ideas ...


The Palace Bar, Dublin (Original Painting with Cut Paper) Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

The Palace Bar Dublin

During our escape to Dublin last month we encountered many distinguished taverns. Every avenue appeared to have a beautifully aged watering hole (or two). We fell into this one with weary feet, having padded the city streets for most of the day. ...

Detail from Original Painting Springtime on the Watercress Line Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

Springtime on the Watercress Line

Back in February I posted a new colouring page featuring our local steam railway, the delightful Mid Hants that runs working engines along the Watercress Line. It’s a composition I was keen to get back to once I had completed my big commission ...

Mountain Stage, Tour de France Colouring Page Created by Jonathan Chapman

Tour de France Colouring Page

A new sporting addition to my colouring page collection! Featuring a touch of lycra and a good steep incline. The event itself is held later in the Summer, but with a little Spring sunshine it seems like everyone is getting out on their bikes at ...

Kingsgate Rooftops, Detail from a commissioned artwork by artist and illustrator Jonathan Chapman.

Kingsgate Rooftops

Phew! Some of my canvas compositions can be more of a marathon than a sprint. This original Winchester painting certainly tested my endurance. I’ve painted plenty of scenes from the East and West, where there are natural viewpoints in the ...

Bristol Explorer Day

We picked Bristol as our first explorer day of 2024! I was accompanied by my friend and fellow Winchester creative Jez Long (AKA SpookyJelly) who helped me capture some reference shots as we wandered. The weather was a little gloomy at times, but ...

Warren & Son Paper Bag

One of the lovely, sometimes unseen, characteristics of Winchester is the classic shop signs in the city centre. One of my favourite examples is situated at the top of the High Street. It belongs to Warren & Son and it happens to be one of the ...

Afternoon Tea for Yarty Cordials - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

Afternoon Tea for Yarty

A simple commercial artwork made for the food & drink industry. With March and the turn of the season fast approaching I was given this Mother Day brief by David and Jayne over at Yarty. I was able to create a hand drawn piece, featuring ...

Standing at the Sky's Edge at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

Standing at The Sky’s Edge @ The Gillian Lynne Theatre

If you've seen any of my artworks before, you'll know just how much I enjoy my building studies. Architecture is a passion, or rather a fascination, as well a focus for many professional projects. But if you were to join me in the studio one ...

Spring on the Watercress Line Colouring Page

Looking for signs of Spring? It's a little dreary and wet out of the studio window today. But at least I have my palette of colours to cheer things up. One of the commercial pieces i'm working on at the moment is this view of Alresford Station and ...

Old Winchester Hill
January 26th, 2024 | Exploration Days, Studio blog

Old Winchester Hill

We recently went for a stomp up Old Winchester Hill in Hampshire. It seems rather incredible, having lived in this area for well over a decade, that we’ve not visited the site before! It was my 40th Birthday and the weather was perfect for ...

Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
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