Welcome to Jonathan Latimer, Wildlife Artist

Jonathan has worked as a professional wildlife artist since 1999, but has been observing and drawing wildlife from an early age. He graduated in 1998 from Blackpool & The Fylde College, gaining a First Class Hons Degree in Natural History Illustration and was also awarded the Mary Elizabeth Barrow Award for excellence in art and design, being nominated course ‘Student of the Year’.

In 2003, Jonathan won the Birdwatch Artist of the Year competition for his portrayal of a female Hen Harrier, inspired by an early spring field trip to mid-Wales. Typical of the paintings he produces, this work is as much a portrayal of landscape and interesting lighting as it is a study of wildlife, as it is often the former elements that provide the initial inspiration for his work.

Most of the paintings have been inspired by first hand observation of species in the wild though several images were commissioned for publication by BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Recent Commissions:

  • New Holland Publishers
  • Plantlife International
  • BBC Wildlife Magazine
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • English Nature
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
‘My desire to paint wildlife stems from a life-long love of and respect for the natural world, and I strive to produce artwork that reflects something of the beauty and splendour of this most diverse of subjects. Whether you are interested in commissioning artwork, buying an original painting or simply enjoy viewing wildlife art, I hope there is something here for you.”signature 200x39 white transparent