Jonathan Pointer was born in 1974 and as a child lived in the Middle East, where exotic birds and the back-drop of desert, waddies provided an early stimulus in what has since proved to be a lifelong passion for nature and the great outdoors. Now living in rural southern England, he draws inspiration from the Wessex landscape with its water-meadows, copses, woods and high downs.
In 2005 Jonathan had his inaugural solo exhibition. This show was an instant sell out and established him as a collectable artist to an international audience. His recent follow up show, “British Game Birds” 2010, further enhanced his growing reputation as a Wildlife and Sporting artist. He is currently working towards his next exhibition in 2013 with Jonathan Cooper’s Park Walk Gallery, London.
Inspired by Victorian art, Jonathan’s work has a traditional feel, combining realism and a strong sense of narrative, which is further enhanced by bespoke framing. His approach to painting is highly individual with all the elements within the painting - subject, flora and landscape - being treated with equal importance. His work is therefore, part portrait, part botanical and part landscape, an approach that places the subject within the context of habitat, time and place and gives added opportunity for narrative within the painting. This dedication to all aspects of nature means that his larger paintings can take months to complete, with an output of no more than 10 paintings a year adding to the collectability of his work.
As an artist he has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, and is represented by several leading galleries. Past exhibitions include - The Society of Wildlife Artists - Christies Wildlife and Sporting Art auctions - Olympia Fine Art and Antique Fairs - The Royal West of England Academy - and Birds in Art in America.
Jonathan lives and works in the shadow of the South Downs where he lives ‘the good life’, growing vegetables, reaping wild harvests and raising chickens with his wife and their British Blue cat.