B. 1949

Jonathan studied at the Central School of Art and Design and at Falmouth School of Art where he was taught by Francis Hewlett and Robert Organ. After graduating in 1971 he spent several years travelling around Europe before settling in London. It was here that the urban landscape became the dominant subject of his painting.

Primarily a watercolourist, Jonathan also paints in gouache and oils. He is widely acclaimed as probably the finest architectural painter of his generation.

Specialising in views of cities including Rome, Florence, London and Havana, it is his exquisite paintings of Venice that have attracted a firm following amongst collectors worldwide.

He began painting Venice in 1989 and, captivated by the architecture, he has returned on many occasions and has gained a reputation for his instantly recognizable watercolours, which capture in incredible detail the unique quality of the buildings and architecture and evocatively speak of the atmosphere and light of this wonderful city.

In England he has shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Whitechapel Open, the Discerning Eye, Gavin Graham Gallery, Richard Hagen and Julian Simon Fine Art.

This year Jonathan was awarded the First Prize in the Royal Watercolour Society/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.