Jonathan Gibbs paints, draws, and makes prints. He studied at Lowestoft, the Central and Slade Schools, London. Gibbs paints in oil on wood panels prepared with gesso. As a printmaker, his wood engravings have been widely exhibited and he uses this method for commissioned illustration work. His current projects include English Heritage, the Open Eye Gallery and St Jude’s. Gibbs has made published illustrations for the writings of Mark Cocker, Richard Mabey, and Robert Macfarlane. He has published various illustrations for poetry, including T. S. Eliot, Edward Lear, Tom Pow, Robert Frost, Alice Oswald and Janet Paisley. His work is many private collections and those of the Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council of Great Britain.