Jonathan Christie

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.


Exhibitions


2019
Paintings & Drawings, The Rowley Gallery, London
RWS Contemporary Watercolour, Bankside Gallery, London
2018
Summer Exhibition, Gallery TEN, Edinburgh
Summer Exhibition, The Bircham Gallery, Holt
Christmas Exhibition, Adam Gallery, Bath
2017
Airs, Reels & Ballads, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2009-2018
Christmas Exhibition, Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden
2006
Touring Exhibition, Denmark
2005, 2004, 1998
Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh
1999
The Art Of Living, Cabbages & Kings, East Sussex
1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993
The Kilvert Gallery, Clyro
1995
Christmas Exhibition, Charleston Farmhouse
Summer Exhibition, The Sussex Arts Club, Brighton
1994
Absolute RCA, Royal College of Art, London


 

  • Aldeburgh: Sea Wall by Jonathan Christie
  • Black & White Dog, St Ives by Jonathan Christie
  • Blue & White Mug: View To Gull Rock by Jonathan Christie
  • Boy With Grapes, After Duccio by Jonathan Christie
  • Chalk Paths, View From Southease by Jonathan Christie
  • Cliveden Arches: After Duccio by Jonathan Christie
  • Duomo, Pienza by Jonathan Christie
  • Fondamenta Mori, Venice by Jonathan Christie
  • Four Sea Interludes, Aldeburgh by Jonathan Christie
  • Ghost House, Trehilyn by Jonathan Christie
  • Girl & Dog: St Ives by Jonathan Christie
  • Harbour Study No.1: St Ives, Smeaton's Pier by Jonathan Christie
  • Harbour Study No.2: Portscatho by Jonathan Christie
  • Harbour Study No.3: Port Isaac by Jonathan Christie
  • Llanigon: View To The Mountains by Jonathan Christie
  • Manor Farm: Ravilious Mug by Jonathan Christie
  • Naples Yellow (Portscatho Harbour) by Jonathan Christie
  • Pienza #2 (Where Ben Stood) by Jonathan Christie
  • Portloe: Slipway, Fierce Storm & Seaspray by Jonathan Christie
  • Portloe: Storm Off The Jakka by Jonathan Christie
  • Sailing Boat Box by Jonathan Christie
  • Santa Croce by Jonathan Christie
  • Seaweed Mug: Durgan by Jonathan Christie
  • Siena Rooftops After Storm by Jonathan Christie
  • Spongeware Mug: View Of The Thames by Jonathan Christie
  • St Ives Rooftops: Mist & Light III by Jonathan Christie
  • Staffordshire Figures In A Window by Jonathan Christie
  • The Ghosts That Were There: San Sebastiano, Venice by Jonathan Christie
  • Venetian Tower by Jonathan Christie
  • View To Godrevy Over St Ives, Mist by Jonathan Christie
  • View To The Rio Ca'Brazzo, Venice by Jonathan Christie
  • Winter On The Downs: The Secret House by Jonathan Christie
  • Yellow Jug, St Ives by Jonathan Christie