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


Villa Wolkonsky

Here's a little canvas painting I completed this week. A Sunny study of the British Ambassador's Residence in Italy. The Villa Wolkonsky is a fascinating aristocratic oasis in Rome surrounded by greenery and crossed by thirty-six spans of the ...

Black & White Yacht Illustration

I have an elegant little commercial project to share with you from the other week. It's a follow up commission to a line drawing of Harrods I created for the German company Fechner Edelstal. They manufacture high-end architectural details but also ...

Highcliffe Castle for Guy and Charlotte, original acrylic and ink painting on paper created by artist and illustrator Jonathan Chapman

Highcliffe Castle Commission for Guy & Charlotte

Here's a special memory for me and hopefully a wonderful new memory for another happy couple. This new illustration of Highcliffe Castle in Dorset was commissioned as a Wedding Day gift. It happens to be where Nicky and I were married (Waaay back ...

Tour de France Mountain Stage Feature

Tour de France, Mountain Stage

Here’s a breezy mountainside painting that I managed to complete this week. All for myself this one and shortly to be added to my ‘Festival & Sports’ collection. The Tour de France is one of the most followed events of the Summer and felt ...

Trinity College Dublin Colouring Page by artist and illustrator Jonathan Chapman

Trinity College Colouring Page

Earlier in the Spring we had the pleasure of exploring Dublin for the first time. It was a wonderful long weekend, with much ground covered stomping around the city. One of the highlights of the trip was our visit to Trinity, with The Book of Kells ...

The Chapman Gallery

This week we had the shock of a big blank wall, left empty by the departure of my big Winchester canvas. The ‘City of Winchester’ painting has been sitting proudly in our new extension space since its completion last year. And it has almost ...

April 25th, 2024 | #SmallSeasons, Studio blog

Koinobori (Kokuu 穀雨) Rain For Harvests

Koinobori, meaning 'carp streamer' in Japanese, are carp-shaped windsocks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate 'Tango no sekku' or Children's Day. Held on the 5th May it's a national holiday in Japan. This day falls on the cusp between Kokuu ...

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 ...

April 9th, 2024 | Exploration Days, Studio blog

Dublin Explorer

My 40th Birthday came and went this year and to mark the occasion Nicky and I planned a trip to the city of Dublin. We’ve always enjoyed a good city break! Ireland has been on the travel list for a while and was easily accessible with flights out ...

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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