As an acrylic painter, Jonathan Gleed likes to turn the subtle – or what others would consider the mundane – into the interesting and inspiring. Gleed spends a lot of his energy as an artist extracting the beauty from everyday modern life to shine a spotlight on what makes it special. His primary objective as a painter is to evoke emotional vigour in the person viewing his pieces. It is the most effective way that he is able to communicate with others.

Gleed chooses his subjects based on the message that they present, however subtle; through how they might fit into the composition and how they interact with the light and shadows, and their colour. The subject guides Gleed as to how he should approach the piece, delving into the abstract if it is deemed important to tone down any “noise”. Gleed is very conscious of the relationship between his paintings and the viewer. He paints for himself; but because he feels that he must communicate though his pieces, the receiver of the message is always in the back of his mind.

Jonathan Gleed’s CV

Jonathan Gleed A Hint Of Hope

Hint of Hope  2021
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 72″ (diptych)


Jonathan Gleed English Bay

English Bay  2020
Acrylic on panel  24″ x 48″


Jonathan Gleed Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow  2020
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 36″


For the Best  2019
Acrylic on panel  48″ x 48″


Here They Come  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 36″


Heading East  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″x 48″


Jonathan Gleed Getting Lost Together 48x48

Getting Lost Together  2018
Acrylic on panel  48″ x 48″


Jonathan Gleed The Blue Procession 30x30

The Blue Procession  2018
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 36″

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