"As an artist I'm interested in the medium / subject
interrelationship and how the marks and texture of a picture
can both capture and evoke emotion - be that positive or negative.
I enjoy using multiple disciplines, incorporating oil, acrylic,
pastel and charcoal into my work, and find it exciting to explore
a broad spectrum of diverse styles; ranging from detailed figurative
portraits, through expressionistic landscapes exploring light and
space, to pictures of a more abstract nature.
The common theme running through all my work is emotion
the emotion of the subject itself, the reaction stimulated in me
by that subject, and ultimately the emotional response of the

Artist Biography

Jonathan Gooders was born and educated in England.
He studied Fine Art at Cheltenham & Gloucester College
of Higher Education, and graduated in 1997 with a BA (Hons)
degree in painting.
Since graduating Jonathan has continued with his artwork
and has recently become a full time painter.
He shares a studio with other artists at the Stroud Valley Artspace.
His work is to appear in two hardback books due for release
later this year 'The Brit Art Directory ' & 'The Millennium Art Collection'
and one of his paintings was featured in the Feb/March
edition of ëThe International Artist magazine.


1996 National Drawing Competition Finalist
1997 BA Degree Exhibition, Cheltenham, UK  
1998 "Four Painters Argue It Out" Exhibition, Oxford, UK  
1999 Gallery 21 Exhibition, Gloucestershire, UK  
1999 International Artist of the Year Highly Commended Award for "Dusk Over Milan"
1999 Corporate Commission - Ullenwood Equestrian Centre, Cheltenham, UK
2000 "2000 Reasons to Love the Earth" International Competition "Odyssey Into Nature" selected for inclusion in a celebratory hardback book and international exhibition
2000 Black Swan Exhibition, Somerset, UK
2000 Paperleaf Art Fair, London, UK
2000 ArtLink - Men's Work Exhibition, Hull, UK
2000 Fish Publishing Art Prize Shortlisted
2000 Enid Lawson Gallery Exhibition, Kensington, London  
2000 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London  
2000 Sui Generis Gallery, Cheltenham
2001 International Artist Magazine - Landscape Competition Finalist
work featured in Feb issue
2001 The Thin Dog Gallery, Cirencester  
2001 The Gallery, Cirencester  
2001 Royal Birmingham Society - Light Exhibition, Birmingham, UK  
2001 "On The Level" - Gloucester Docks  
2001 TASTER Exhibition, Stroud  
2001 Stroud Valley arts Space Open Studios, Stroud  
2001 Sefton Open Exhibition, Southport  
2001 Touche Contemporary Art Gallery, Stroud  
2002 The Gallery, Stratford V&L Centre, Stratford-Upon-Avon  
2002 AID FOR AFGHANISTAN Charity Auction, Stroud Open House Gallery  

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