Studio blog
Painted Clocks - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
June 22nd, 2020 | Clocks, Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Painted Clocks

While standing at my workbench, cutting away at the paper for a recent architectural study (the process is very therapeutic and extremely satisfying), I found myself staring at a clock face... it’s a strange thing when you’re in that creative ...

Temples and Torii Gates - Illustration by Jonathan
June 17th, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Temples & Torii Gates

I've always been fascinated with the landscape and culture of Japan. I wrote about it a little in my influences page here. It's lovely to see that i'm not the only one... as the Mt Fuji painting created for my World Series has proved extremely ...

Spring Clean - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
June 11th, 2020 | Studio blog

Spring Clean & New Inspiration Wall

Took the opportunity this week to have a clear out and a Spring clean in the studio. I also changed up some of the artworks on the wall. The trusty Expressionist poster (a crumpled one from a Berlin exhibition that has followed me to every studio ...

Movie Nights - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
June 1st, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

More Movie Nights

Here’s the latest in what I hope will be a ongoing series of ‘night time’ illustrations, little architectural studies of cinemas. I think each building has it’s own wonderful character... I’ve already had some great suggestions for venues ...

Send a Postcard
March 31st, 2020 | Shop, Studio blog

Lockdown Postcards!

Want to send a free postcard to a friend? You buy the stamp, i'll print/write any message you'd like and post it for you! I've been struggling to think of ways in which I can help during this lockdown period but, if you've already exhausted the ...

St Augustine Florida - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
March 27th, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog

St Augustine Commission

So the larger commission went ahead and i'm really chuffed with how it turned out despite a few reservations along the way! It's always a rush discovering somewhere new. But just like the Jerusalem commission from last year, it's also a challenge ...

In the NIght Studio - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
March 26th, 2020 | Studio blog

In the Night Studio

I'm sending my best wishes to you all as we enter into lockdown here in the UK. I hope you and your family are safe and well. We self-isolated just before the schools closed, due to our eldest coming down with a temperature, but now that we've been ...

Barnsley Town Hall Detail - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
March 20th, 2020 | #Painted Cities, Studio blog

Barnsley Town Hall

In the Summer/Autumn of last year I sent a number of my Grand Canal, Venice greeting cards up to the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley. The gallery shop stocked them alongside their Venice exhibition. Since then i've sent a number of other designs up for ...

February 21st, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

St Augustine Light Tower

Who doesn't like a lighthouse? This example from St Augustine in Florida is particularly striking with a black and white twist up the central column. Topped with a distinctive red the 'St Augustine Light Tower' stands at the north end of Anastasia ...

Cinema Cut Outs - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
February 14th, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Cinema Cut Outs

You might have already seen examples of the paper diorama pieces that i've been working on over the last year, but these two new additions are something a little different. Here's 'The Phoenix Cinema' created with acrylic and ink on paper, before ...