Jonathan Pomroy Wildlife Artist
Jonathan Pomroy is a wildlife and landscape artist from North Yorkshire. He works in all winds and weathers and exhibits widely. He is an art marquee regular! He is author of On Crescent Wings- a Portrait of the Swift and uses his art to help conserve the species.
Wildlife and landscape artist Jonathan Pomroy lives on the edge of the North York Moors. He has a studio, which is open by appointment, at Gilling East, North Yorkshire. All his paintings are composed from sketches and observations made in the field in all winds and weather. He derives great inspiration working in North Yorkshire, a county which offers a wide variety of habitat and landscape.
Since 2014 Jonathan has been selected annually to exhibit in the art marquee at the Birdfair, Rutland Water. His work is permanently on show at Birdscapes Gallery, Norfolk, Nunnington Galleries and Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley.
Jonathan is the author of On Crescent Wings- a Portrait of the Swift, published by Mascot Media. The book combines his sketches with written observations made over the last 15 years. The book was launched at Birdfair 2018 and signed copies are now available on his website. He is an area representative for Swift Conservation and co- founded Helmsley Swifts. He recently made a presentation about swifts at the Swifts Local Network Conference 2020 at Bristol Zoo. Jonathan regularly talks to groups using his artwork to inspire people to enjoy the wildlife around them.
2020 has seen Jonathan’s work published in Red 67, a book published by the BTO, which highlights the 67 most threatened species of bird in the UK. This year will also see the publication of a new book about ring ouzels on the North York Moors, illustrated with his watercolours. He has been illustrating turtle doves for large information display boards to be placed at NYMNP visitor centres. Increasingly his work is being used directly for the conservation of threatened species. He is very keen to continue this work in the future with more single species projects planned.
Jonathan aims to spend as much time as possible working directly from life outside. The challenges of battling the elements to observe birds and landscapes he hopes, will help produce work of real integrity. He believes that art has an important role to play in conservation. Observing and sketching the natural world that he is passionate about, to share with others, is the main reason he paints.