Jonathan Speed: Contemporary Landscapes

Jonathan has been described as 'a tour-de-force of controlled fine application of colour, vigorous expressionistic highlights and tonal blending'.  His style is of the contemporary English tradition for highly worked canvases and draws inspiration from the works of past masters, such as Turner, Whistler and Courbet, with their skilful use of light and atmospheric qualities. 

 

His work is inspired by the beauty and diversity of the natural environment and provides a unique interpretation of the dynamic relationship between earth, water and sky. His ability to capture the essence and drama of these elements, in particular their reaction to light, captivates the observer.