Painting of the Westgate in Winchester Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
May 14th, 2019

God Begot House & The Westgate Museum

A couple of new paper dioramas to show you today, featuring well known Winchester landmarks. The cut out illustration above is of the Westgate Museum viewed from the city side. Along with the Kingsgate it is one of two surviving fortified gateways in Winchester. It's earliest surviving fabric is of Anglo-Saxon character and today the building is used as a Museum. The Westgate Museum, Winchester. ...

May 10th, 2019

Bluebell Woods Illustration

Here's that bluebell woods illustration i've been hoping to make. A painted colour study to hopefully brighten up your Friday Afternoon! Simply titled, 'The Bluebell Woods' created with acrylic and ink on paper, 29 x 29 cm.Inspired by the ancient woodlands on our doorstep (we were out as a family hunting down the best spots in Micheldever Woods just the other weekend). The delicate purple blooms are still out in the ...

The Crown and Two Chairmen - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
May 1st, 2019

# Pub Paintings – The Crown & Two Chairmen

I've had a tradition of creating smaller canvases alongside my bigger feature work. I like the way these mini pieces can focus in on one building and provide some detailed little narratives. These stories are usually inspired by actual experiences or from places shared by other people... despite their reported decline over recent years it's often pubs that provide that personal meeting place, they're locations etched ...

Monday Inspiration Bluebell Woods - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
April 29th, 2019

Monday Inspiration: The Bluebell Woods

It's become an annual inspirational pilgrimage to visit the electric colour of the bluebell woods and this weekend we managed to make it along with the kids. It's just a couple of miles up the road to Micheldever Woods, one of the best places to witness the wonderful blue carpet that appears every Spring. We bundled child one and two into the car arriving as early as possible for the small car park at the entrance ...