Miniatures

Jonathan Sainsbury - Gateway with Pheasants miniature

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Gateway with Pheasants miniature - watercolour - 4" x 6", private collection

The tradition of miniature-painting dates back to a time before photography, when it was often used for portraits.  Size is an important characteristic of miniatures and so is a high level of detail.

Jonathan creates tiny pictures that tell stories, inviting the viewer into imaginary worlds.