Jonathan Armigel Wade – Preparing the Ground
Artist – Jonathan Armigel Wade (b.1960)
Title – Preparing the Ground
Oil on Board
Painting Size – 60 x 37cm (24 x 14.5″)
Supplied in Original Frame made by the artist (Glazed) – Framed Size – 31 x 22″
Signed bottom left & Signed & titled to rear – Number 2108
Jonathan Armigel Wade
(b. fort Belvoir, Virginia USA 12 May 1960)
Particularly noted for his ‘curvispective’ style of oil painting. Which mainly features hunting/sporting scenes, coastal and harbour views, quiet rural scenes and distorted perspectives. His paintings are often described as ‘little excursions for the mind’. He has also completed many paintings of military subjects as a result of activities as an ‘unofficial war artist’.
Educated at Lancing College, St Andrews University (MA 1983) and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst from Berlin, Canada and the Gulf War of 1990/91. However he retired as a Captain in May 1991 and therefore became a painter. He married Marie- Louise Maze in 1986, granddaughter of the Franco/British painter Paul Maze,
Jonathan is particularly influenced by work of Claude Lorrain, Turner, Gainsborough, Stanley Spencer and Carel Weight.
He undertook various painting trips including; India 1979, Pakistan 1982 & 1983, Bosnia 1994 and Iraq 2004.
Since 2003 he has used his middle name as well as his first in order to avoid confusion with the deceased Irish painter also called ‘Jonathan Wade’.
Jonathan’s paintings are represented in various British regimental museums and notably in the National Army Museum in London. Also in many private collections in the USA, UK and Europe.
He has exhibited widely, for instance exhibitions at Paris Salon 1991. Cognac 1991 and 1992. Clarges Gallery London 1993,94,96,2000 2004, Alchemy Gallery London 1998, Sherwin Gallery Essex 07,08,09, Arndean Gallery Cork St, London 2008, and at several UK provincial galleries.