Studio blog

Creative posts and articles posted on the studio blog. Written by artist and illustrator Jonathan Chapman MA. They feature his most recent illustrations. Plus for anyone interested in the creative process, a few photos from behind the scenes. Including projects that are still in progress. Jonathan likes big colours and lots of detail, he enjoys travelling and finding new compositions with his camera and sketchbook.

August 31st, 2021 | Exhibitions & Events, Studio blog

Open Studio Tour (& Thank you!)

It was with huge relief that I closed the studio doors after the bank holiday. It was an exhausting push to get things tidied up and presentable; but mostly it was gratitude for finally being able to open again… along with those important ...

Up The Garden Path
August 29th, 2021 | Studio blog

Up the Garden Path

Another Summer has almost floated by and the Hampshire Open Studios has suddenly appeared, it feels like out of nowhere. Here's some photos from the open studio set up with everything looking remarkably tidy! Once the schools had broken up the kids ...

Winchester and St Cross Calendar 2022
August 20th, 2021 | Stockist, Studio blog

St Cross Calendar

It’s rather nice to see recent artwork being put to immediate use. Often these things are six months (or more) in the making, but doing all of the design work myself allowed for a much faster turnaround. This Winchester & St Cross Calendar ...

August 17th, 2021 | Stockist, Studio blog

Warren & Son

Delighted to now have my cards stocked at Warren & Son in Winchester. My first High Street stockist! It’s the oldest commercial business in the city. It was originally established in Parchment Street in 1835 but by 1859 it had moved to its ...

July 23rd, 2021 | Stockist, Studio blog

Winchester City Museum

It’s wonderful to see the local museums and tourist spots open again around town. There’s a few more people around and life seems to be returning. This week I delivered a fresh stock of cards and gift items to the City Museum in Winchester ...

July 20th, 2021 | Studio blog

St Cross Artworks

The Hospital of St Cross has been on my Winchester to-do list for many years. It’s one of the longest standing historical sites in the area, positioned to the South of the city and surrounded by the water meadows. I always thought a depiction of ...

Hampshire Open Studios 2021

Hampshire Open Studios 2021

As I busily paint away in my quiet little corner of Hampshire... the Summer holiday approaches all too quickly. But one of the things that i'm particularly looking forward to is the opportunity for a proper open studio! Hampshire Open Studios 2021 ...

Winchester Visitor Information Centre
July 9th, 2021 | Stockist, Studio blog

Winchester Visitor Information Centre

Delighted to have a new display of my artwork up at the Winchester Visitor Information Centre! I dropped off fresh card stocks today and had an opportunity to take a couple of quick photos. It's the first big display of my new mugs and puzzles ...

Heat Press - New Studio Equipment
May 21st, 2021 | Studio blog

Heat Press 🔥 New Studio Tricks!

Some exciting machinery arrived in the studio last week, two professional heat press units that will allow me to really expand my range of gifts. I’ve invested in a mug press and a small flat press. Despite being “small” these presses are ...

May 13th, 2021 | #WorldSeries, Studio blog

Pagoda With a View

Another feature piece to share... a pagoda with a view! perhaps the best view in Japan? It's certainly one of the most recognisable locations in the country. Often used for blogs and travel sites advertising tourist trips. Chureito Pagoda ...