Jonathan Davis grew up in Johannesburg in South Africa. After finishing school he studied graphic design at the Johannesburg College of Art in the 1970's and then went on to work for many years in publishing and advertising before becoming a freelance designer, illustrator and cartoonist. He always had a love for fine art too and was a member of the Watercolour Society of South Africa for several years before he moved down the Plettenberg Bay on the southern Cape coast. He has since participated in a number of exhibitions and shows over the years and continues to sell at various venues and art markets in the region.
Jonathan's art is the art of the ordinary - the everyday. A winding road, a lonely farmhouse, a battered gatepost - things easily overlooked in a busy world. He has an eye for detail and is particularly drawn to man-made subjects that have decayed with time.
While there are many rules in the art world he strongly believes that the rules are there so that you can break them. He also believes that there isn't a right movement in art - nor a wrong one. Imagine, he says, if every artist followed the same mode, the same practices - how dreary would the art world be?