Highcliffe Castle - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 6th, 2018

Highcliffe Castle

I had a lovely, but funny, commission request recently for a traditional architecture & landscape scene to be given as a wedding gift. The subject was Highcliffe Castle in Dorset, the venue for a family wedding this August. Well this happens to be a place that I know extremely well, as we held our wedding at the same location back in 2012! It's a beautiful setting within walking distance of the beach and it provides ...

GreetinG Card Display - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 4th, 2018

Parking Information & Opening Times – Open Studios 2018

Hampshire Open Studios is fast approaching and we're busy mounting artwork and tidying up ready for guests! We have a couple of gazebos that will house a little exhibition of original artworks from the current World Series. There will also be a few paintings of Winchester on display, along with a number of my limited edition prints and illustrated greeting cards. Opening Times We will be open to visitors on the following ...

Railay Beach Thailand - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 3rd, 2018

No. 26 – Railay Beach, Thailand

Krabi is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand East of Phuket across Phang Nga Bay. The province is on the Strait of Malacca and is noted for its natural beauty. There are solitary limestone peaks, both on land and in the sea. Rock climbers from all over travel to Ton Sai Beach and Railay Beach. The beaches form part of Krabi's Phra Nang Peninsula. Of the 154 islands in the province, Ko Phi ...

Taj Mahal - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
July 30th, 2018

No. 25 – The Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal (meaning "Crown of the Palace") is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by ...