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Black Books - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
November 24th, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Black Books

Here’s one from the fictional world! If you’re a fan of sitcoms Black Books may be up there on a list of favourites. It has certainly been one of mine! This little study features the shop front as it is dressed for the show. The exterior was ...

Christmas Tree Ornaments
November 9th, 2020 | New In Stock, Shop, Studio blog

Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’m delighted to share these new festive items with you, ceramic Christmas Tree Ornaments! I have ten designs now available in my online shop and over on Etsy. In my little black sketchbook of ideas and designs... Christmas tree ...

Screen on the Green - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
October 16th, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Everyman & Picturehouse Cinemas

Here’s a couple of new cinema studies, not independents but London movie theatres with long histories. I’m sharing these as the news settles regarding the (hopefully temporary) closure of Picturehouse cinemas. A lot of cinemas have attempted to ...

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 ...

Royal Albert Hall Colouring Pages
September 12th, 2020 | Colouring Pages, Studio blog

Royal Albert Hall Colouring Page

Will you be tuning in to the last night of the proms this evening? As with all the other big crowd events, everyone who enjoys the last night celebration (along with the rest of the wonderful prom season) will have to tune in remotely. I recently ...

September 10th, 2020 | #ThrowbackThursday, Studio blog

#ThrowbackThursday

I've been busy sorting out my archive/back catalogue this week. Weird to think i've been creating art for long enough now to need one! Thought it would also make a nice exercise to time travel a little in the weeks ahead with some ...

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 ...

Monday Inspiration: Porthcothan Walks

We have been lucky enough to visit this beautiful place in Cornwall multiple times in recent years. Because of recent global events we weren’t sure we’d be able to go again this Summer. But as we were booked to stay in a self-catered house we ...

August 21st, 2020 | Original Artwork, Studio blog

Royal Albert Hall

In my studio I keep a little black book of ideas and scribbled suggestions for scenes to work on. I also have a drawer that houses a rather messy collection of initial sketches and compositions... usually self initiated illustrations that i've ...

Winchester Independents

Winchester Independent Paper Studies

Bringing it closer to home with a couple of Winchester Independent establishments this week. The architecture around the city is fascinating, so here’s a couple of building studies on paper to add to my growing illustrated version of ...