We bibliophiles are a funny lot. Not only do we love BOOKS, but we love looking at photos of books, and of course ART featuring bookish themes.
Over the last few years I’ve featured eleven artists on Fictionophile who use books, and book-related themes as their subjects. I hope you have a few minutes to check them out! ♥
In this, my 12th bookish art post,
I’d like to feature the art of Jonathan Wolstenholme
The artist has produced a prolific body of work, but I have chosen fourteen of my personal favourites to share with you..
Are you a fan of this artist’s work? Which one of the above works is YOUR favourite?
Let me know in the comments.
Born in 1950 Jonathan Wolstenholme attended his local grammar school in Purley before graduating from Croydon Art College. He still lives in Surrey with his wife Margaret and young son George.
He has been a successful freelance illustrator for many years, working for a number of major advertising agencies, publishers and a great variety of magazines.
Jonathan has exhibited in both national and international shows with several one-man exhibitions in London.
Wolstenholme paints exquisitely detailed still lifes of books in watercolour .He is fascinated by the world of antiquarian books and paraphernalia from a bygone age when craftsmanship was highly prized. He works in watercolour in such exquisite detail that it is possible to read every word in the books that he paints.