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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


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 ...

Hampshire Open Studios 2020

Hampshire Open Studios 2020 (by appointment)

Hampshire Open Studios 2020 are doing things a little differently. As it's not possible to run the usual large scale, full open door event, they're providing digital listings for artists trying to work over the Summer! Many studios will still be ...

Sunset Over Zug Commission - Illustration by Jonathan
July 17th, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog

Sunset Over Zug Commission

I'm very pleased to finally share this commission with you today. 'Sunset Over Zug' has been pretty epic presence in my lockdown experience. We worked on the sketch and the composition for the painting back in February, but then everything ...

July 6th, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Cutting & Construction (Fushimi Inari Taisha)

I remembered to capture a bit more of the process in this Japanese inspired painting of the Fushimi Inari Taisha. The cutting and placement of the raised layers are always a challenge. And for the blog it’s particularly difficult to show the ...

Phoenix Cinema Commission - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
July 3rd, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog

Phoenix Cinema Commission

It's quite a rare occurrence for me to revisit a scene, I could probably count the times on a single hand. Thinking back, there's perhaps one New England scene I was asked to recreate... then there's the local heroes King Alfred and Winchester ...