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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C6234 The Wild Duke – Jonathan Walker
C6234 The Wild Duke – Jonathan Walker

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C6353 The Awkward First Date – Jonathan Walker
C6353 The Awkward First Date – Jonathan Walker

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C6237 Winter Warmth – Jonathan Walker
C6237 Winter Warmth – Jonathan Walker

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C6168 Big Cyril – Jonathan Walker
C6168 Big Cyril – Jonathan Walker

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C6169 Cleaning Snails, Telling Tales – Jonathan Walker
C6169 Cleaning Snails, Telling Tales – Jonathan Walker

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Image size: 25.5cm x 32cm

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C6170 Harry – Jonathan Walker
C6170 Harry – Jonathan Walker

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C6171 Knee Deep – Jonathan Walker
C6171 Knee Deep – Jonathan Walker

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C6177 The Gate Keeper- Jonathan Walker
C6177 The Gate Keeper- Jonathan Walker

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C6191 From the Shadows – Jonathan Walker
C6191 From the Shadows – Jonathan Walker

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C6193 The High Moor Calls – Jonathan Walker
C6193 The High Moor Calls – Jonathan Walker

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C6198 The Snuffler – Jonathan Walker
C6198 The Snuffler – Jonathan Walker

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C6200 Old Timer – Jonathan Walker
C6200 Old Timer – Jonathan Walker

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C6184 The Vintage Blue- Jonathan Walker
C6184 The Vintage Blue- Jonathan Walker

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C6185 The Voice in the Dark- Jonathan Walker
C6185 The Voice in the Dark- Jonathan Walker

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C6180 The Night Calls – Jonathan Walker
C6180 The Night Calls – Jonathan Walker

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C6252 Firelight and Memory – Jonathan Walker
C6252 Firelight and Memory – Jonathan Walker

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C6183 The Toast- Jonathan Walker
C6183 The Toast- Jonathan Walker

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C6187 Winter Song – Jonathan Walker
C6187 Winter Song – Jonathan Walker

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C6190 He Brings Winter – Jonathan Walker
C6190 He Brings Winter – Jonathan Walker

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C6189 The Sacred Way – Jonathan Walker
C6189 The Sacred Way – Jonathan Walker

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C6195 The Noisy Topper – Jonathan Walker
C6195 The Noisy Topper – Jonathan Walker

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C6194 The Little Stowaway – Jonathan Walker
C6194 The Little Stowaway – Jonathan Walker

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C6196 Small George – Jonathan Walker
C6196 Small George – Jonathan Walker

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C6199 Housey Herbert – Jonathan Walker
C6199 Housey Herbert – Jonathan Walker

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C6253 Mist in the Coverts Jonathan Walker
C6253 Mist in the Coverts Jonathan Walker

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C6254 The Night Deepens – Jonathan Walker
C6254 The Night Deepens – Jonathan Walker

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C6255 The Old Boy – Jonathan Walker
C6255 The Old Boy – Jonathan Walker

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C6256 The Rotter – Jonathan Walker
C6256 The Rotter – Jonathan Walker

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C6258 The Phantom – Jonathan Walker
C6258 The Phantom – Jonathan Walker

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C6172 Love in the Snug – Jonathan Walker
C6172 Love in the Snug – Jonathan Walker

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C5704 Flight – Jonathan Walker
C5704 Flight – Jonathan Walker

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

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Image size: 57cm x 40cm

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C5867 Ruin and Memory – Jonathan Walker
C5867 Ruin and Memory – Jonathan Walker

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