Born in Malaysia in 1967 into an artistic family. By the age of 12 Jonathan knew he wanted to be a painter.
He studied his foundation course at Central School of Art followed by a degree in Fine Art (Painting) at St Martins, from where he graduated in 1990.
Jonathan has exhibited extensively particularly in London and also New York.
His interpretation of his observations often achieve different responses. Brushes give way to a pallet knife and detail moves aside for a more direct manner of applying the paint, to catch the essence of the subject matter