We would like to invite you this years exhibition of new original paintings by Jonathan Walker.Join us from 2pm – 6pm on Saturday 15th October to share a glass of wine with Jonathan, and be the first to see this exciting new collection of paintings. If you can’t make it to the exhibition, all of the work will be available to view and buy online from 5:00pm on the 15th.
Jonathan combines exquisite draughtsmanship with an unmistakable imagination and humour to create work that is both contemporary and rooted in the heritage of English painting and country life.
Born in Staffordshire in 1966, Jonathan 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.
“Oft regarded as a contemporary master of anthropomorphic art, Jonathan Walker captures something of the psychology of all of us in his irreverent country characters… Evoking the archetypal quaintness of country life, whilst still encompassing the colours and ruggedness of the wild earth, Jonathan personifies his beasts on a way that does not diminish their nobility.” (Exmoor Magazine 2016)
Pictured: ‘Lord of All He Surverys’ Original watercolour & Ink by Jonathan Walker