June 11th, 2024

Villa Wolkonsky

Here's a little canvas painting I completed this week. A Sunny study of the British Ambassador's Residence in Italy. The Villa Wolkonsky is a fascinating aristocratic oasis in Rome surrounded by greenery and crossed by thirty-six spans of the Neronian aqueduct dating back to the 1st century AD. One of my clients is heading there later this month for a trade event and wanted something 'Handmade in Hampshire' (one of their ...

June 2nd, 2024

Black & White Yacht Illustration

I have an elegant little commercial project to share with you from the other week. It's a follow up commission to a line drawing of Harrods I created for the German company Fechner Edelstal. They manufacture high-end architectural details but also provide components for luxury yachts. This was a simple request for a line drawing to match that initial building sketch… a yacht illustration that could be used online and in ...

Highcliffe Castle for Guy and Charlotte, original acrylic and ink painting on paper created by artist and illustrator Jonathan Chapman
May 21st, 2024

Highcliffe Castle Commission for Guy & Charlotte

Here's a special memory for me and hopefully a wonderful new memory for another happy couple. This new illustration of Highcliffe Castle in Dorset was commissioned as a Wedding Day gift. It happens to be where Nicky and I were married (Waaay back in 2012!) so it's a building I know pretty well. And it was a subject matter I was more than happy to return to for another project. Here are some photos of the new Highcliffe ...

Tour de France Mountain Stage Feature
May 17th, 2024

Tour de France, Mountain Stage

Here’s a breezy mountainside painting that I managed to complete this week. All for myself this one and shortly to be added to my ‘Festival & Sports’ collection. The Tour de France is one of the most followed events of the Summer and felt like it should be featured. Plenty of popping colour and challenging shapes (bikes are often voted in the top 10 hardest things to draw)… but ultimately a painterly Alpine ...