Jonny Church artist

In my work lines and forms in the environment emerge as abstract constructs: the organisation of form in space, as I seek to convey both the conspicuous and the intangible in my surroundings. Layers of paint are built up, then partly erased, sometimes effaced, scratched and scored – leaving traces of previous mark making; an ethereal record of time.

Studying at Aberystwyth School of Art surrounded by wild coastlines and the mountains my work has often been influenced by time spent in nature. Now based in Cambridge, I continue to be inspired by the urban and natural environment and my response is often visceral as I walk, climb and swim through all seasons.

My works have found a home locally, as well as in Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and France.


The Chair, Hay-on-Wye, August 2024 (solo show)

After Nature, Clare College (painting accessioned into their Permanent Collection), Cambridge 2022

Immersions: Into the River Cam, Robinson College, Cambridge 2022

Cambridge Open Windows 2020

The Geldart, Ainsworth St, Cambridge 2020

Gallery 11, Norfolk Street, Cambridge 2020

Cambridge Open Studios 2018 – 2024
(see this June 2024 BBC feature on 50 years of the open studio project in Cambridge)

Private Collection at Trinity College, Cambridge


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