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Jonathan Walton

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Jonathan Walton

Hometown: Stroud

Based in: Stroud

 

I'm a painter living and working in Gloucestershire, UK. I'm originally from Belfast and trained in graphic design in Edinburgh. I paint with acrylics, oils and digitally using Photoshop. I'm inspired by things I've seen, heard or read and although the subjects vary, my underlying aim always is to create images that express a sense of something totemic. My paintings often touch on themes of time, place, nature and our relation to them and are my attempt to connect to something lasting and elemental.

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About Jonathan Walton


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What inspires you?

Things I see, read, and hear. They all come together and get churned around in my imagination.


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Describe your creative process.

I usually start with a pencil sketch. I then scan the resulting drawing and experiment with colours digitally to produce a rough study. I then use the study as a broad guide to create the painting.


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Totemic, Expressionist, Colorful.


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Peter Doig, Craigie Aitchison, Richard Diebenkorn, Partick Collins, Arthur Boyd, Sydney Nolan.


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

My pencil. Drawings are the foundations of my paintings.


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.


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Where do you go for inspiration?

Walks, books, galleries.

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