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Alresford Christmas Tree - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
November 17th, 2023 | Holidays & Celebrations

Alresford Christmas Tree

Our home (and my studio) sits on the Old Alresford Road that runs from Winchester to... well, Alresford! Alresford is a lovely market town, part of the wider Winchester district within Hampshire, but with its own very distinct identity. I've always ...

Cathedral Snowfall

It’s been almost 10 years since I painted my first snowy view of Winchester Cathedral. ’Winchester by Cathedral Light’ was part of my first set of Christmas cards and has remained a big part of my seasonal offering ever since. It wasn’t a ...

Snow in July

For anybody working in seasonal marketing, they will already be painfully aware of the disconnect between the creation of a holiday campaign and the lived customer experience. Somebody has to design, develop and make these things long before anyone ...

Night Before Christmas

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 ...

Rockefeller Christmas Tree - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

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 ...

Carols Around the Christmas Tree

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 ...

Christmas Wrapping Paper

Christmas Wrapping Paper Design

The idea for this Christmas wrapping pattern has been swimming around in my head for a couple of years now! and every year time creeps away from me and the Christmas rush swallows up any spare moments in the studio.But this year I have been ...

Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
Books & Catalogues - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
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