World Series
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 ...

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 ...

Jerusalem Commission - Original Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
October 11th, 2019 | Commissions, World Series

No. 29 – Jerusalem

A lovely scene to share with you this week, featuring a completely new subject for me and a very different style of cityscape. This painting 'Jerusalem' was actually commissioned as a gift, but the illustration also sits beautifully with my World ...

Nyhavn Copenhagen Feature - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

No. 28 – Nyhavn Copenhagen

A new World Series image to share with you as I catch up on a busy couple of months! Nyhavn (New Harbour) is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens ...

Lofoten Islands Norway - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
March 18th, 2019 | Studio blog, World Series

No. 27 – Lofoten Islands, Norway

I'm finally back on the World Series trail! although I wont be posting in this series quite as often as last year, i'm certainly hoping to build on those initial 26 paintings and create a larger collection of views from fascinating locations ...

World Series Paused
September 17th, 2018 | News and Blog, Studio blog, World Series

World Series Paused

Just jumping on the blog (which has been sadly neglected since the Summer open event) to write a quick studio update. I'm weathering a crazy few weeks in the studio, there's so much going on. In particular i'm trying to make my way through a ...

Railay Beach Thailand - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 3rd, 2018 | Studio blog, World Series

No. 26 – Railay Beach, Thailand

Krabi is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand East of Phuket across Phang Nga Bay. The province is on the Strait of Malacca and is noted for its natural beauty. There are solitary limestone peaks, both on land and in ...

Taj Mahal - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

No. 25 – The Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal (meaning "Crown of the Palace") is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his ...

Kilimanjaro Tanzania - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

No. 24 – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, about 16,100 ft from its base to 19,341 ft above sea level. Kilimanjaro is a large stratovolcano and is composed of three ...

Forbidden City Beijing - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

No. 23 – The Forbidden City, Beijing

The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (1420 to 1912), it now houses the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City served as the ...