Commissions
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 ...

December 4th, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog, World Series

No.30 – Auckland

I've been looking forward to sharing this scene with you. It's a commission of Auckland in New Zealand for our wonderful friends Hannah and Alex. They worked over there a few years ago and wanted a memory of their time living in the city. I'm ...

Primrose Hilll in Autumn - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
October 2nd, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog

Primrose Hill in Autumn

A fresh commission to share today 'Primrose Hill in Autumn', a new artwork but a familiar viewpoint from the beautiful lookout on Primrose Hill. The scene is filled with exaggerated autumnal shades, creating a patchwork of colours below the ever ...

Bamburgh Commission Feature - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
September 4th, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog

Bamburgh Commission

Is there anything nicer than the contrast between a deep red and a lush green landscape in a scene? Perhaps it’s my British conditioning, but the traditional scarlet of a telephone kiosk or post box* always makes me happy. I finished this ...

Sunset Over Zug Commission - Illustration by Jonathan
July 17th, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog

Sunset Over Zug Commission

I'm very pleased to finally share this commission with you today. 'Sunset Over Zug' has been pretty epic presence in my lockdown experience. We worked on the sketch and the composition for the painting back in February, but then everything ...

Phoenix Cinema Commission - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
July 3rd, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog

Phoenix Cinema Commission

It's quite a rare occurrence for me to revisit a scene, I could probably count the times on a single hand. Thinking back, there's perhaps one New England scene I was asked to recreate... then there's the local heroes King Alfred and Winchester ...

St Augustine Florida - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
March 27th, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog

St Augustine Commission

So the larger commission went ahead and i'm really chuffed with how it turned out despite a few reservations along the way! It's always a rush discovering somewhere new. But just like the Jerusalem commission from last year, it's also a challenge ...

January 17th, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog

Florence Triptych (Commission)

Robert and Clare came along to the open studio in the Summer and talked to me about a possible commission. We discussed a few options but settled on this lovely Florence triptych which I can now share with you. These 20 x 20 cm chunky ...

View From the Rose Garden Zug Commission - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
December 20th, 2019 | Commissions, Studio blog

View From the Rose Garden (Commission)

I've returned to Switzerland for this big original painting commission, with a view from the rose garden in Zug. I was asked by Chapin and Franca to capture a personal moment, up on the hillside overlooking the old town and the lake, ...

York Diptych - Illustration by Jonathan
November 29th, 2019 | Commissions, Paper Diorama

York Diptych (Commission)

I seem to get very lucky with the timing of some of my commission requests, the one I have to share with you today came in as I was hoping to negotiate a commercial project for a Yorkshire based company. So I was already looking at further York and ...