Jonathan Christie’s paintings are inspired by the land, sea, buildings, paths, harbours, skies, hills, walls, colours, rivers, interiors, textures and light of many places, including England, Scotland, Wales and Italy. His work is concerned with memory and Spirit of Place, mixing location and architecture with moments in time and personal objects. His paintings often move through a process of constant change and development, where the physical and interpersonal aspects overlap and overlay. This applying and removing of ideas and paint creates a “history” that implies more than just a single, specific point in time, rather evoking a personal Genius Loci.
Jonathan studied at Kingston Polytechnic and Maidstone College of Art.
He has also written a book on the life and work of George Smart.
Paintings & Drawings, The Rowley Gallery, London
RWS Contemporary Watercolour, Bankside Gallery, London
Summer Exhibition, Gallery TEN, Edinburgh
Summer Exhibition, The Bircham Gallery, Holt
Christmas Exhibition, Adam Gallery, Bath
Airs, Reels & Ballads, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Christmas Exhibition, Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden
Touring Exhibition, Denmark
2005, 2004, 1998
Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh
The Art Of Living, Cabbages & Kings, East Sussex
1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993
The Kilvert Gallery, Clyro
Christmas Exhibition, Charleston Farmhouse
Summer Exhibition, The Sussex Arts Club, Brighton
Absolute RCA, Royal College of Art, London