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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 ...


May 13th, 2021 | Original Artwork, Studio blog

Pagoda With a View

Another feature piece to share... a pagoda with a view! perhaps the best view in Japan? It's certainly one of the most recognisable locations in the country. Often used for blogs and travel sites advertising tourist trips. Chureito Pagoda ...

The Seal and the Wolf - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
May 5th, 2021 | Studio blog

Evelina, London (The Seal & The Wolf)

This was a lovely project to work on, a very different subject matter on behalf of a wonderful institution. I was asked to create an illustration that showcased new clinical research facilities at Evelina London Children's Hospital. The new ...

April 9th, 2021 | Original Artwork, Studio blog

St Catherines Hill From Hockley Viaduct

Here's a new feature canvas, an original artwork of St Catherines Hill viewed from the South of Winchester. 'St Catherines Hill From Hockley Viaduct' captures the beautiful landscape around the River Itchen and the old railway line (which is now a ...

April 2nd, 2021 | Commissions, Studio blog

Zugersee Commission

Returning to one of my favourite lakes, Zugersee, for this big commission inspired by Switzerland! I seem to get asked to paint at least one Swiss scene every year and this year's attempt came early in the calendar... not that I have any ...

East Head, West Wittering by Emma Lowres
March 19th, 2021 | Studio blog

Open Air Paintings of Emma Lowres

Last year I took part in the #ArtistSupportPledge, and today I can finally show off the art we picked up in the Summer! These studies were created by the wonderfully talented painter Emma Lowres. We actually picked them up during the limited open ...

International Women's Day
March 8th, 2021 | News and Blog

International Women’s Day

I'm back in the studio on a Monday morning for the first time in a long time today. I've not been able to start the week properly since the start of the year, mostly working evenings, so it's been difficult to fit the work in around home ...

January 16th, 2021 | News and Blog, Studio blog

In the Night Studio (Part 2)

Here we go again. The studio remains open and work has to continue... but all tentative plans for the new year have gone out of the window; as our eldest does her schooling from home. That's now eating up many of my usual studio hours, leaving me ...

January 8th, 2021 | #Pub Paintings, Commissions, Studio blog

Wilton Arms, Belgravia

It’s been quite a while since I enjoyed a good pint down the pub. If I’m honest it had become quite a rare event anyway (well before we were ordered to stay at home due to a global pandemic!). But I still enjoy the notion of an inviting public ...

Night Before Christmas
December 18th, 2020 | Studio blog

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas is perhaps the most famous of all festive verses. Clement Clarke Moore (1779 - 1863) wrote the poem, also called “A Visit from St. Nicholas", in 1822. It's now a tradition in many families to read the poem on Christmas ...

Osaka Castle in the Snow
December 11th, 2020 | Studio blog, World Series

No. 31 – Osaka Castle in Winter

I love the idea of measuring the year in smaller seasons. Prior to the Gregorian calendar, farmers in China and Japan broke each year down into 24 sekki or “small seasons.” These seasons didn't use dates to mark seasons, but instead, they ...