Creatures in Landscapes

Jonathan Sainsbury - Blackgrouse through Birches

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Blackgrouse through Birches, Abernethy Forest, Watercolour, 16 x 25 ins, private collection

The late Aylmer Tryon, founder of London’s famous Tryon Gallery, recognised Jonathan Sainsbury’s classical sense of composition and his art of placing creatures within their landscapes.

Jonathan Sainsbury’s landscapes are sometimes natural, sometimes man-made.  His subjects are usually British wildlife of all kinds, sporting subjects, garden birds, often creatures he has personally encountered.

Trees are important subjects in their own right in Jonathan’s work.  He portrays individual trees, as well as birds and animals that live around them.