Studio blog
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 ...

Last Posting Dates
December 6th, 2020 | Shop, Studio blog

Last Posting Dates

My last posting dates for the online shop roughly coincide with the Royal Mail recommended tables at the bottom of this page. It’s already been a hectic festive period, but I’ll be working late into the night making sure all my online orders ...

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 ...

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 ...