Jonathan was born in 1966 and raised near the market town of Leek in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands. He spent much of his childhood exploring the countryside in the company of his father, Keith, a more than competent painter himself. He studied courses in Philosophy, Theology and Fine Art before qualifying as an Occupational Therapist working with people experiencing severe mental health problems.
He moved to Devon in 1991 where he now lives with his wife Frances and their children. The inspiration of Dartmoor and the countryside around Exeter has given new impetus to his interest in depicting the badgers, foxes and voles that his naturalist’s eye observes everywhere. Jonathan’s work is inspired by his close observation of wildlife, as well as human characteristics. Combining unerring draughtsmanship with humour, he creates work which is contemporary, whilst still being rooted in the heritage of English illustration and country life.

 

In many ways Jonathan’s work is familiar, influenced by many wonderful artists and illustrators. It is, however, his rare ability to convey each animal’s personality that makes his paintings unmistakably unique. Despite their old cast-off human garments, his characters never lose their intrinsic “animalness”. His animals are of the richness and earthiness of the land, unsentimental and honest. Painting has always been a passion for Jonathan, and as well as having numerous exhibitions across the country, he has also been published as a children’s book illustrator Jonathan was great friends with Mick Cawston and it was Jonathan’s influencethat led to Mick’s hugely popular ‘Cheers’ and ‘Lamping’ prints.

 

 

MORE FROM JONATHAN WALKER

Jonathan Walker Greetings Cards
Limited Edition Reproduction Prints
Jonathan Walker Archive

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Jonathan Walker’s next solo exhibition at Churchgate Gallery will be from the 21st October – 21st November. Join our mailing list below for more information.

C4461 The Encounter
C4461 The Encounter
Framed original watercolour   Image size: 15.5cm x 56.5cm Outside frame size: 38.5cm x 80cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£515.00 Add to cart
C4460 Dapper in Dapple
C4460 Dapper in Dapple
Framed original watercolour   Image size: 20cm x 50cm Outside frame size: 41cm x 71cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£480.00 Add to cart
C4457 The Spot
C4457 The Spot
Framed original watercolour & Ink Image size: 23cm x 52cm Outside frame size: 45cm x 74.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£515.00 Add to cart
C4430 Myth and Mayhem
C4430 Myth and Mayhem
Image size: 56cm x 75.5cm Outside frame size: 78cm x 100cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£1,450.00 Read more
C4432 Mad Jack
C4432 Mad Jack
Framed original watercolour & Ink   Image size: 21.5cm x 32.5cm Outside frame size: 43.5cmx 55cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£445.00 Add to cart
C4429 Return of the Allotmenteers
C4429 Return of the Allotmenteers
Framed original watercolour and ink   Image size: 52.5cm x 34cm Outside frame size: 74.5cm x 56.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£575.00 Add to cart
C4454 The Artist
C4454 The Artist
Framed original watercolour & Ink Image size: 26cm x 42.5cm Outside frame size: 46cm x 63cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£505.00 Add to cart
C4428 Albert’s on the Case
C4428 Albert’s on the Case
Framed original watercolour and Ink   Image size: 22.5cm x 35cm Outside frame size: 44.5cm x 57.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£495.00 Read more
C4447 The Little Master and the Grumpy Grey
C4447 The Little Master and the Grumpy Grey
Framed original watercolour & Ink Image size: 21.5cm x 28.5cm Outside frame size: 41.5cm x 49cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£360.00 Add to cart
C2339 Kelp
C2339 Kelp
Framed original Watercolour and Ink   Image size: 11cm x 44cm Frame size: 32cm x 65cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£465.00 Add to cart
C4199 Young Cider, Old Songs
C4199 Young Cider, Old Songs
Framed original watercolour and Ink Image size: 38cm x 25.5cm Outside frame size: 60cm x 48cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2
£695.00 Add to cart
C4456 Gumptious
C4456 Gumptious
Framed original watercolour & Ink Image size: 24cm x 40.5cm Outside frame size: 44cm x 61cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£500.00 Add to cart
C4291 Charlie Hears It All
C4291 Charlie Hears It All
Framed original watercolour and Ink Image size: 20.5cm x 19.5cm Outside frame size: 41cm x 39.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£360.00 Add to cart
C4292 Talk of the Old Days
C4292 Talk of the Old Days
Framed original watercolour and Ink Image size: 20cm x 35cm Outside frame size: 41.5cm x 55cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£440.00 Add to cart
C4382 Back from Skulduggery
C4382 Back from Skulduggery
Framed original watercolour & Ink Image size: 13.5cm x 27.5cm Outside frame size: 32.5cm x 47cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£375.00 Add to cart
C4448 The Geezer
C4448 The Geezer
Framed original watercolour & Ink Image size: 17cm x 26cm Outside frame size: 37cm x 46.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£370.00 Add to cart
C4449 Chops
C4449 Chops
Framed original watercolour & Ink Image size: 18cm x 29cm Outside frame size: 38cm x 49.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£375.00 Add to cart
C4451 Stalker
C4451 Stalker
Framed original watercolour & Ink Image size: 19.5cm x 41cm Outside frame size: 39.5cm x 51.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£450.00 Add to cart
C4450 Old Campaigner
C4450 Old Campaigner
Framed original watercolour & Ink Image size: 20cm x 29cm Outside frame size: 40cm x 49.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£440.00 Add to cart
C3737 Little Fury
C3737 Little Fury
Framed original watercolour & Ink   Image size: 12cm x 21cm Outside frame size: 32cm x 42cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£225.00 Add to cart
C4201 Darkness Gathers Them
C4201 Darkness Gathers Them
Framed original watercolour and Ink Image size: 29cm x 24.5cm Outside frame size: 49cm x 45cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£470.00 Add to cart
C4418 Old Bones
C4418 Old Bones
Framed original pastel Image size: 15cm x 15cm Outside frame size: 35cm x 36.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£295.00 Add to cart
C4419 Pip
C4419 Pip
Framed original pastel Image size: 7cm x 10cm Outside frame size: 26cm x 29.5cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£195.00 Add to cart
C4420 The Foxer
C4420 The Foxer
Framed original pastel Image size: 15.5cm x 21.5cm Outside frame size: 36.5cm x 43c, ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£310.00 Add to cart