Based in United Kingdom
Jonathan Newey is an award winning artist who lives and works in Reading, England. He comes from a strong artistic background and is believed to be the 4th generation artist in his family. He works in a variety of mediums and subjects but specialises in pencil drawings and paintings with acrylic. He is an active campaigner of environmental issues and a member of The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. “I am lucky to have been brought up in an artistic environment and was taught to draw from an early age. As my confidence in my drawing ability grew I began to draw and paint wildlife and have progressed into producing realistic drawings and paintings of wildlife. I mainly use my own photographs taken in zoos and wildlife parks around the UK. I use the internet and printed material as reference and have developed a unique drawing and painting style concentrating on the animal as the main subject of the picture”. He has work in collections both in the UK and abroad and has exhibited at a number of open exhibition venues including The Mall Galleries, London, West of England Academy, Bristol, Royal Society of Birmingham Artists and The Morphi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus.