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Figurative Art & Illustration

I use traditional painting and hand drawn inks to create colourful landscapes inspired by real places. I love distinctive architecture, spending my time discovering new locations & mapping them with my sketchbook and camera ...

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Browse my growing collection of art prints, posters, greeting cards and gifts. Buy online, arrange a studio visit or find a stockist near you ...

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I'm available for freelance projects or private commissions, contact the studio for availability and to discuss your ideas ...


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 ...

Pyramid Stage Glastonbury - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
June 24th, 2020 | Studio blog

Glastonbury 50th Anniversary

This year was due to be the 50th anniversary of the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. The festival, organised by Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily Eavis takes place at Worthy Farm in Somerset. It began in 1970 when, the ...

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 ...

May 1st, 2020 | Original Artwork, Shop

Artist Support Pledge

With almost all of the exhibitions, open studios and other selling events cancelled this year i've decided to take part in the artist support pledge online tag (#artistsupportpledge). It started over on Instagram and I think it's lovely concept to ...

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 ...