Jonathan Pointer was born in 1974 and as a child lived in the Middle East, where exotic birds and the back-drop of desert, provided an early stimulus in what has since proved to be a lifelong passion for nature and the great outdoors.
Inspired by Victorian art, Jonathan’s work has a traditional feel, combining realism and a strong sense of narrative. 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 with his artist wife in West Wales, “somewhere by the river” surrounded by high wooded hills, ruined castles and wild moorland. He rears Chickens, Pheasant and Partridges purely for the pleasure and tries to live a simple life, working with the seasons.