Studio blog
November 13th, 2019 | New In Stock, Shop, Studio blog

New Christmas Cards in Stock

My newest Christmas card designs have just arrived from the printers. Both feature Christmas trees! They're here just in time for my Winter Open Studio but are also available to order online in the Christmas Shop (there's free delivery on orders ...

Rockefeller Christmas Tree - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
November 8th, 2019 | Original Artwork, Studio blog

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree, perhaps the most famous Christmas tree in the World? It has been a tradition at Rockefeller Center, in Midtown Manhattan since 1933. The tree is usually a Norway spruce, 69 to 100 feet (21 to ...

Hilda and the Mountain King - Illustration by Luke Pearson
November 4th, 2019 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Monday Inspiration – Hilda!

I end up in some wonderful nostalgic conversations around the influences on my artwork, there's no denying that I was fascinated by the clear line style used in all sorts of stories... from graphic novels and comics to animated cartoons. In fact I ...

Carols Around the Christmas Tree
November 1st, 2019 | Original Artwork, Studio blog

Carols Around the Christmas Tree in Winchester

It almost feels safe to post Christmas illustrations... almost. Every year it's a strange balance between customers who ask after Christmas Cards during the Summer Open Studios (!) and resisting flooding social media with festive images before the ...

Winter Open Studio Details 2019 - Illustration by Jonathan
October 30th, 2019 | Studio blog

Winter Open Studio Details

I'll be opening up the studio for anybody who would like to browse my range of Christmas cards and wrapping paper. A festive snack and a hot drink will be provided for anybody who, like me, struggles to resist an early mince pie ...

Jerusalem Commission - Original Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
October 11th, 2019 | Commissions, Studio blog, World Series

No. 29 – Jerusalem

A lovely scene to share with you this week, featuring a completely new subject for me and a very different style of cityscape. This painting 'Jerusalem' was actually commissioned as a gift, but the illustration also sits beautifully with my World ...

Lainston House - Illustration by Jonathan
September 13th, 2019 | Commissions, Studio blog

Lainston House Commission

A small canvas to share with you, a local Lainston House commission. Lainston is a luxury country house hotel near Sparsholt in Winchester. It's a beautiful wedding venue and this acrylic and ink painting on 20 x 20 cm chunky canvas was created for ...

Winter Open Studio 2019 - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
September 11th, 2019 | Exhibitions & Events, Studio blog

Winter Open Studio

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who came by the open studios this Summer. I had some fantastic chats with guests and picked up many insights on Winchester as well as locations further afield. The Hampshire event is always fun to do and it's ...

September 9th, 2019 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Monday Inspiration – Metropolis

I stumbled across this beautiful book at the weekend, 'Metropolis: Mapping the City' by Jeremy Black, all about the history and process of mapping urban spaces from a human perspective. Like many creatives, I simply adore maps and would happily ...

Winchester Baptist Church - Illustration by Jonathan
September 6th, 2019 | Commissions, Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Winchester Baptist Church Commission

Here's a little Church commission I completed recently... the architecture of the Winchester Baptist Church has such lovely clean lines. The facade is a cool cream colour, but in the past has also been blue. The top of the columns have crisp white ...