Monday Inspiration: Porthcothan Walks

We have been lucky enough to visit this beautiful place in Cornwall multiple times in recent years. Because of recent global events we weren’t sure we’d be able to go again this Summer. But as we were booked to stay in a self-catered house we ...

Big Port Isaac Painting - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
February 5th, 2020 | Studio blog

Big Port Isaac Painting

Following up on my little Port Isaac painting in December is this bigger feature canvas of the Cornish fishing village. The port is up on the Atlantic Coast near to Wadebridge and is perhaps best known as a location in TV and film. There was so ...

Port Isaac Study - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
December 16th, 2019 | Original Artwork, Studio blog

Port Isaac Study

There's been a few wintery scenes on the blog this month, which is fairly standard in the run up to Christmas. But I wanted to switch things up in the final week or so... with a couple of colourful paintings to queue me up for projects starting ...

Porthcothan Escape - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
August 12th, 2019 | Monday Inspiration, Studio blog

Monday Inspiration – Porthcothan

Almost every year we make a family trip down to Cornwall. It's a chance to unwind a little (children permitting) and embrace some truly magnificent landscape. Here's a few snapshots of the area we were in, around Porthcothan Bay, which gets ...

June 5th, 2017 | News and Blog, Studio blog

Monday Inspiration: Porthcothan Bay

Porthcothan Sunset from Jonathan Chapman on Vimeo. Here's a little Monday inspiration for you... glorious rich colours in the skies over Porthcothan Bay. I captured the sunset in a quick time lapse on my iPhone towards the end of our annual trip ...

Fistral Beach painted by Jonathan Chapman
May 10th, 2017 | Commissions, Studio blog

Fistral Beach Commission

I was delighted to work on this very expressive painting commission from a rocky section of Fistral Beach. Working from a particular reference photo I picked out certain colours and tones that I felt were playful, but true to the atmospheric ...