May 13th, 2021

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 (忠霊塔) in Yamanashi Prefecture has a stunning view to Mount Fuji. This is my take on the scene, complete with exaggerated cherry blossom and a faded blue landscape leading up to the ...

The Seal and the Wolf - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
May 5th, 2021

Evelina, London (The Seal & The Wolf)

This was a lovely project to work on, a very different subject matter on behalf of a wonderful institution. I was asked to create an illustration that showcased new clinical research facilities at Evelina London Children's Hospital. The new facilities opened at Evelina last Spring, but due to the global pandemic they have been unable to show those who supported the project and helped to raise funds. The digitally scanned ...

April 9th, 2021

St Catherines Hill From Hockley Viaduct

Here's a new feature canvas, an original artwork of St Catherines Hill viewed from the South of Winchester. 'St Catherines Hill From Hockley Viaduct' captures the beautiful landscape around the River Itchen and the old railway line (which is now a pedestrian and cycle route). I recorded a time-lapse of the piece, and put together a little video to try and show the finished details. Below is where I started with ...

April 2nd, 2021

Zugersee Commission

Returning to one of my favourite lakes, Zugersee, for this big commission inspired by Switzerland! I seem to get asked to paint at least one Swiss scene every year and this year's attempt came early in the calendar... not that I have any complaints, as the subject matter is full of detail and the colour across the landscape seems unique to every sunset. 'Zugersee' was to be created on a 120 x 90cm canvas, a decent ...