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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 ...

View Over Zurich - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 30th, 2019 | Commissions, Studio blog

View Over Zurich Commission

Another birds eye city view to share today! it's another impression of Zurich, Switzerland with imagined rooftop views looking out into the cool lake. 'View Over Zurich' is a 70 x 50 cm feature canvas within a 74 x 54 cm floater frame. A ...

Shop Online - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 24th, 2019 | Studio blog

Buy Arty Stuff

Browse my growing collection of art prints, posters, greeting cards and gifts. Buy online, arrange a studio visit or find a stockist near you ...

Round the Island Race - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 23rd, 2019 | Studio blog

Round the Island Race

Here's a painting study of the annual Round the Island Race off the Isle of Wight. It's one of the main events during Cowes Week and an excellent excuse to play with some Summer colours. I seem to have turned the sea into a very calm lake! but I ...

Porthcothan Escape - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 12th, 2019 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Monday Inspiration – Porthcothan

Almost every year we make a family trip down to Cornwall. It's a chance to unwind a little (children permitting) and embrace some truly magnificent landscape. Here's a few snapshots of the area we were in, around Porthcothan Bay, which gets ...

Nyhavn Copenhagen Feature - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

No. 28 – Nyhavn Copenhagen

A new World Series image to share with you as I catch up on a busy couple of months! Nyhavn (New Harbour) is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour ...