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 influence that led to Mick’s hugely popular ‘Cheers’ and ‘Lamping’ prints.

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C6094 Ballet Boots – Jonathan Walker
C6094 Ballet Boots – Jonathan Walker

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C6095 Dark Song – Jonathan Walker
C6095 Dark Song – Jonathan Walker

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C6096 Mavis in the Muck – Jonathan Walker
C6096 Mavis in the Muck – Jonathan Walker

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C5122 Rumbled – Jonathan Walker
C5122 Rumbled – Jonathan Walker

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C5118 King of the Weir – Jonathan Walker
C5118 King of the Weir – Jonathan Walker

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C5707 The Wild Moor – Jonathan Walker
C5707 The Wild Moor – Jonathan Walker

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C5704 Flight – Jonathan Walker
C5704 Flight – Jonathan Walker

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C5748 Beating the Keeper – Jonathan Walker
C5748 Beating the Keeper – Jonathan Walker

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C5708 Dawn Raid – Jonathan Walker
C5708 Dawn Raid – Jonathan Walker

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C5286 Flat Out – Jonathan Walker
C5286 Flat Out – Jonathan Walker
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C5200 A Flourish of Whiskers – Jonathan Walker
C5200 A Flourish of Whiskers – Jonathan Walker
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C5554 Albert in the Copper – Jonathan Walker
C5554 Albert in the Copper – Jonathan Walker

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C5706 The Gentlemans Club – Jonathan Walker
C5706 The Gentlemans Club – Jonathan Walker

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C5724 Warming Weasels – Jonathan Walker
C5724 Warming Weasels – Jonathan Walker

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C5710 Day’s End – Jonathan Walker
C5710 Day’s End – Jonathan Walker

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C5287 The Cad – Jonathan Walker
C5287 The Cad – Jonathan Walker
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C4911 Stickleback Hunters – Jonathan Walker
C4911 Stickleback Hunters – Jonathan Walker
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C5158 Bangers – Jonathan Walker
C5158 Bangers – Jonathan Walker
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C5119 The Crumb Miner – Jonathan Walker
C5119 The Crumb Miner – Jonathan Walker
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C5469 Moorland Wisdom- Jonathan Walker
C5469 Moorland Wisdom- Jonathan Walker

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C4602 Dusk – Jonathan Walker
C4602 Dusk – Jonathan Walker
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C4840 Wrecker – Jonathan Walker
C4840 Wrecker – Jonathan Walker
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C4633 Ancient Days – Jonathan Walker
C4633 Ancient Days – Jonathan Walker
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C4382 Back from Skulduggery – Jonathan Walker
C4382 Back from Skulduggery – Jonathan Walker
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C4238 The Miracle – Jonathan Walker
C4238 The Miracle – Jonathan Walker
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C4287 The Last Windfall – Jonathan Walker
C4287 The Last Windfall – Jonathan Walker
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C4205 Fleabag – Jonathan Walker
C4205 Fleabag – Jonathan Walker
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C4195 Lord of All He Surveys – Jonathan Walker
C4195 Lord of All He Surveys – Jonathan Walker
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C3734 The Late Arrival
C3734 The Late Arrival
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C3418 Cider Brandy Moon
C3418 Cider Brandy Moon
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C5476 Le Breton- Jonathan Walker
C5476 Le Breton- Jonathan Walker

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