Jonathan ChristieBorn: 1969
Place of Birth: London
Jonathan Christie is an artist and designer whose work is inspired by the landscapes and interiors of England, most notably Sussex, Suffolk, Wales and Cornwall.
Jonathan trained at Maidstone College of Art in Kent. He has exhibited extensively throughout Britain, including at The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, Essex and The Rowley Gallery in Kensington, London.
Christie’s paintings are all inspired by real places and objects, but in the memory, reimagined, conflated, obscured and elucidated. His technique is the clear handmaid to the evocation of what he himself describes as, “a personal Genius Loci, that asks us to contemplate and look beneath the surface.”
Deploying watercolour, graphite and sgraffito on a gesso board, he will incise, distress, glaze and wash, but always guided by the powerful impulse of drawing. In this way the paintings emerge from change and development, traces of their genesis apparent at completion.
A ceramic dog is reanimated by the poetic congruity of its appearance in front of the Southwold lighthouse; Orion’s shape is traced onto a moon-lit compotier of lemons; a marbled cup lends its pattern to a winding coastal path. These are the charms of Christie’s vision, at once incisive and delicate, the working of imagination on memory. Christina Jansen, 2019
Jonathan Christie was the subject of a solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in December 2019 called Sky Sea Land. His next exhibition will be held in June 2021.
Marbled Mug: Church Cove View details
Marbled Mug: Church Cove2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:27.5cm W:27.5cm£760Mist (Godrevy from St Ives) View details
Mist (Godrevy from St Ives)2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:26cm W:12cm£625Yellow Jug: St Ives View details
Yellow Jug: St Ives2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:30cm W:26cm£745Jonathan at his 2019 exhibition View details
Polaris View details
Polaris2020watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:33cm W:26.5cmSoldBlack-Sailed Ship View details
Black-Sailed Ship2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:23cm W:33.5cmSoldHarbour Study #1: St Ives, Smeaton's Pier View details
Harbour Study #1: St Ives, Smeaton's Pier2018watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:14cm W:18cmSoldHarbour Study #2: Port Isaac View details
Harbour Study #2: Port Isaac2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:14cm W:17cmSoldLlanigon: View to the Mountains View details
Llanigon: View to the Mountains2018watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:28cm W:36.5cmSoldOdd Dog: Southwold View details
Odd Dog: Southwold2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:31.5cm W:25cmSoldOrion (Night Forms) View details
Orion (Night Forms)2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:29cm W:36cmSoldPienza Arches View details
Pienza Arches2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:23.5cm W:36cmSoldSeven Pears (Corona Borealis) View details
Seven Pears (Corona Borealis)2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:20.5cm W:30cmSoldShip's Cat: Old Town, Margate View details
Ship's Cat: Old Town, Margate2018watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:31cm W:30cmSoldSt Ives Rooftops: Mist and Light II View details
St Ives Rooftops: Mist and Light II2018watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:29.5cm W:36.5cmSoldStar Bowl (Seven Sisters) View details
Star Bowl (Seven Sisters)2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:33.5cm W:42cmSoldSeven Oranges (Winter Circle) View details
Seven Oranges (Winter Circle)2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:25cm W:25cmSoldStill Life with Spot Plate View details
Still Life with Spot Plate2005mixed media on boardH:32.3cm W:23.8cmSoldApparition (Double Shadow) II View details
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