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.
“You need to look twice or two hundred times at Jonathan Christie’s work. There is an immediate appeal, it engages, it begins a dialogue. It invites us to ponder, to look again at the ordinary and the everyday. It is subtle, gentle, luminous and with a profoundly spiritual quality: the stuff of our daily lives – a mug, a jug of flowers, a favourite object, the view from a window – through his eyes and hands become symbols of more profound and deeper realities. The techniques of watercolour, pencil and sgraffito on the gesso board require us to look closely, and if we do, we discover that particularly English sensibility: the ordinary revealing the extraordinary; every day as a foretaste of the eternal: there is something of Blake, of Ravilious, of the Romantic in his work: the challenge of learning to be still, quiet and look beneath the surface of things.”
Jonathan Christie is the subject of a solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in December 2019 called Sky Sea Land.
Black-Sailed Ship View details
Black-Sailed Ship2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:23cm W:33.5cm£760Boy with Grapes: After Duccio View details
Boy with Grapes: After Duccio2018watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:24cm W:24cm£675Cornish Rooftops View details
Cornish Rooftops2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:30cm W:7cm£550Four Forms (Night) View details
Four Forms (Night)2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:35cm W:29.5cm£845The Ghosts That Were There: San Sebastiano, Venice View details
The Ghosts That Were There: San Sebastiano, Venice2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:42cm W:32cm£945Harbour Study #1: St Ives, Smeaton's Pier View details
Harbour Study #1: St Ives, Smeaton's Pier2018watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:14cm W:18cm£560Harbour Study #2: Port Isaac View details
Harbour Study #2: Port Isaac2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:14cm W:17cm£560Interior with Striped Mug View details
Interior with Striped Mug2019watercolour, gesso & graphite on boardH:33.5cm W:27.5cm£850Llanigon: View to the Mountains View details