Jonathan Gibbs incorporates elements from the landscape; trees, fields, rivers, churches, houses, often alongside animals to create his wonderful scenes. His imagery frequently has a strong sense of narrative, lending itself perfectly to illustration, for which it has been used many times in publications. Jonathan is most well known for his monochrome wood engravings and he makes some of his own boxwood and holly blocks, into which images are engraved, then and printed onto Japanese paper by hand-burnishing with a bone spoon. His first solo exhibition with Curwen Gallery was in November 2015, showing his prints alongside some of his drawings and paintings.
Gibbs studied at the Central School of Art and the Slade Art School. He now lives in Scotland, and is Head of Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. He regularly exhibits in Edinburgh and London.