As a child Jonathan always loved to paint and
stood in awe of his father, a professional artist. He always felt
he was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps, but
after leaving school found himself working in a variety of jobs,
and finally finding a creative position as an interior designer.
knew that this was not the life for him however, and eventually
resigned from his job to go travelling, financing his journey
with money raised from selling his work along the way.
The realisation that he was able to sell his work so easily filled
Jonathan with confidence and resolve,
and he returned home to Yorkshire to open a gallery. Surrounded
by artwork that he admired and seeing the positive response of his
customers encouraged him to paint some of his best ever work.
After six years in the gallery, Jonathan felt it was time to move
on and took the bold step of dedicating himself full-time to painting.
His new found confidence led him to abandon his methodical style
in favour of more spontaneous “free” painting onto canvas and board.
He found this new approach to be stimulating and exciting, and has
never looked back.