One of the best parts of any exhibition or open studio is the opportunity to talk with fellow travellers and listen to their experiences of locations from all around the world. Whether it’s for work, holiday or exploration; everyone has their own favourite places and unique tales.

These posts contain plenty of destinations i’ve been lucky enough to see for myself. It also works as a wish list for many paths i’ve yet to tread. I hope to share my world series illustrations, travel sketchbooks and perhaps a few travelogs… featuring brave adventurers who have already ventured forth!

Machu Picchu Original Painting 2022 - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
September 29th, 2022 | #WorldSeries, Studio blog

No.34 – Machu Picchu, Peru

Next on the world series trail we travel down to South America and the much requested destination of Machu Picchu! The 15th-century Inca citadel located on a 7,970 ft mountain ridge in Southern Peru. The Urubamba River flows past, cutting ...

Dubrovnik, Croatia Original Painting - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
September 15th, 2022 | #WorldSeries, Studio blog

No.33 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

I'm back on the World Series trail with a new colour study on acrylic paper. 'Dubrovnik, Croatia' is a city on the Adriatic Sea in the region of Dalmatia, in the southeastern semi-exclave of Croatia. It is ...

May 13th, 2021 | #WorldSeries, Studio blog

No. 32 – 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 ...

Osaka Castle in the Snow
December 11th, 2020 | #WorldSeries, Studio blog

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 ...

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 | #WorldSeries, Private Commissions

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 | #WorldSeries, Studio blog

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 | #WorldSeries, News and Blog, Studio blog

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 | #WorldSeries, Studio blog

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 ...

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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