Biography

Establishing himself internationally as a leading wildlife artist, Jonathan is known the world over for his wildlife paintings hanging in collections from Beverley Hills to Botswana from New York to New Zealand. For 15 years prior to his painting career he was a professional musician, actor & cabaret impersonator with more than 1500 professional appearances. In his early days he appeared in more than 160 TV programmes as a TV extra and walk on artiste.

As a professional artist Jonathan has annually led art safaris to various destinations across the globe including Madagascar, Galapagos, Zambia & India. He annually visits the Masai Mara in Kenya where he runs art classes at the famous Govenors Camp. He has been featured artist and lecturer aboard P&O & Cunard Cruises since 2011 and had spoken at numerous after dinner events. 

Supporting the conservation of many endangered species has raised many thousands of pounds for wildlife. He has featured in national and international magazines. Jonathan  has illustrated A member of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and the Canadian organisation ‘Artists for Conservation’. His paintings are sold by galleries worldwide and have sold through Christies and Sotheby’s both in the UK & United States.

– 2019 ‘A Brush with Nature’ Filming a TV programme in association with Born Free in Amboseli Kenya. JT paints the world’s largest living land mammal ‘Tim’ a huge big tusker!

– 2019 Appointed ‘Artist for Conservation’ Global Ambassador 

– 2019 October Wildlife painting at the Lanwan museum, Quindeo, China

– 2018 & 2019 2 Times finalist Artist of the Year, London

– 2017 Life Size Big Tusker Elephant Painting sponsored by Mercedes Benz

– 2014 to 2017 Illustrated many travel guides he was also commissioned to write and illustrate ‘How to Paint & Draw Animals” by the UK’s largest independent publisher.

– 2013 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year winner Frozen Planet Category 

– 2013 April Art safari leader Galapagos

– 2013 April Cunard’s Queen Victoria Guest artist

– 2013 Kenya Masai Mara October

– 2012 Featured guest artist Cunard and P&O world cruises

– 2012 Artist of the year finalist

– Art Safari Leader Masai Mara Kenya

– Zambia, South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi

– 2008-2012 Mall galleries, DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year finalist

– 2011-2012 Featured artist P&O/Cunard

– 2010 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year winner Frozen Planet Cat.

– 2009-2018 Signed with Leading Fine Art Publisher Demontfort Fine Art

– 2009-2012 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year finalist

– 2005-2009 South Eastern Wildlife Expo SC USA

– 2010 Editors Winner. Wildscape, Wildlife artist of the year, Wildscape magazine

– 2009 2011 Painting selected for prestigious ‘Artists for Conservation’ tour USA

– 2004-2012 Kenya art safari, Masai Mara.

– 2009 Life size Black Rhino in aid of Save the Rhino International

– 2008 ITV1 Holiday program (painting in Kenya)

– Kruger NP South Africa

– Dallas Safari Club exhibitor Texas

– Led Art Safari Madagascar

– 2007 May Christies London

– Led Art Safaris BC Canada

– Animals in Action, Zambia

– 2006 Led Art Safari India, Ranthambore

– 5 weeks camping NP’s of Northern Botswana

– 2005 Led Art Safari Galapagos 2005 Tryon Gallery Mayfair London

– 2005 Galapagos Conservation Trust, Mayfair, London, England 2005 Solo Show, in conjunction with Kahna NP, India, and the IOW Zoo, UK

– 2004 Society of Animal Artists, Blauvelt Museum, New Jersey, USA

– 2004 Anti-poaching fundraiser art exhibit, South Luangwa, Zambia

– 2004 Featured artist in U.S. Wildlife Art Magazine 

– 2004 Sell out solo exhib 5th Avenue New York