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Jonathan Sainsbury

Jonathan  Sainsbury

Jonathan Sainsbury is a long-established British wildlife artist: an artist first and foremost, whose subject happens to be the natural world.

Jonathan has spent a lifetime observing and drawing his subjects. He is master of the fleeting moment, often using the mediums of watercolour, or watercolour combined with charcoal, to convey immediacy, a sense of movement and atmosphere.

In much of his work he draws on nature as a metaphor to say something about life itself. As he says: “The human desire for knowledge forever drives us to ask questions. Rarely do we simply meditate on the beauty of the natural world into which we are mortally bound. Adam and Eve, in the Biblical story, fell from the Garden of Eden because they ate from the Tree of Knowledge. I prod and probe and paint, hoping to reflect something of its complexity and beauty, looking for a glimpse of Eden.”
Born in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, Jonathan Sainsbury grew up with close links to the Royal Shakesp... [more]

Jonathan  Sainsbury Apple And Robin

Jonathan Sainsbury

Apple And Robin

Watercolour and Charcoal

Jonathan  Sainsbury Black Grouse and Lichens

Jonathan Sainsbury

Black Grouse and Lichens

Watercolour on paper

Jonathan  Sainsbury Goldcrests

Jonathan Sainsbury

Goldcrests

Watercolour and Charcoal

Jonathan  Sainsbury Hare Head

Jonathan Sainsbury

Hare Head

Watercolour and Charcoal

Jonathan  Sainsbury Long Tailed Tits

Jonathan Sainsbury

Long Tailed Tits

Watercolour and Charcoal

Jonathan  Sainsbury Patridge

Jonathan Sainsbury

Patridge

Watercolour and Charcoal

Jonathan  Sainsbury Red Squirrel

Jonathan Sainsbury

Red Squirrel

Watercolour and Charcoal

Jonathan  Sainsbury Red Squirrel

Jonathan Sainsbury

Red Squirrel

Watercolour and Charcoal

Jonathan  Sainsbury Red Squirrel

Jonathan Sainsbury

Red Squirrel

Watercolour and Charcoal

Jonathan  Sainsbury Robins

Jonathan Sainsbury

Robins

Watercolour and Charcoal

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