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. and is probably the finest architectural painter of his generation. He specializes in views of cities including Rome, Florence, London and Havana, and his exquisite paintings of Venice 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 the atmosphere and light of this unique 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. In 2009 was awarded the First Prize in the Royal Watercolour Society/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.
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