Jonathan Schofield was born near Manchester and now lives and works in London. He studied Fine Art at The Royal College of Art under Peter Doig in 1996. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and he is part of their permanent collection. Jonathan has since fused his interest for art and fashion, working as creative director for Stella McCartney and Paul Smith and now running his own art direction agency, whilst continuing to paint from his studio in Hackney.
His whimsical yet expressive paintings are drawn from memory; inspired by dreams and a variety of cross-referential imagery archived in his mind. A talented colourist, his Recliner series take inspiration from the likes of Matisse and Picasso yet he also draws on motifs from trips to the Mediterranean and from the everyday. His use of oil stick creates an impasto quality where paintings almost become sculpture and have a vibrancy and immediacy where surface, texture and colour are given equal importance to subject.