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Jonathan Newey is an award winning artist with over 25 years of experience in both drawing and painting. Born in Reading, England, he comes from a long line of artists in his family. He has extensive experience in a wide range of mediums and subject matter , but specialises in acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil and graphite drawings of wildlife and acrylic paintings of old, neglected buildings especially in the mediteranean area. He has over 20 years experience as a teacher and lecturer and has taught in local and national adult education colleges and has also taught in various countries around the world such as Greece, Cyprus, Spain, France and Italy. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has paintings in various collections both at home and abroad. Jonathan has published 3 books: 'How to draw wild animals' Learn how to draw a lion or a tiger. See how easy it is to draw an elephant. There is a great selection of wild animals in this book, including more big cats, zebra, a giraffe, a white rhino and a magnificent stag. Amazing results can be achieved in no time using Jonathan Newey's simple step-by-step techniques. From simple shapes to each final image, he demystifies the process, making drawing achievable and fun to do. From simple shapes to realistic drawings in easy stages with popular subjects and extremely simple step-by-step drawing methods. Great for absolute beginners or any artist wanting to brush up their drawing skills. The book is published by Search Press and is available from all good book shops and online book stores. Price: £4.99 'Drawing and Painting Buildings' The book is a comprehensive guide to drawing and painting buildings in a variety of styles and mediums. Subjects covered include old and new buildings, perspective, drawing and painting with pencil, watercolour, acrylic, oil and pastel. The book is published by Crowood Publishing, and is available from all good book shops and online book stores. Price: £16.99. 'Drawing with coloured pencils' The book is a comprehensive guide to drawing with coloured pencil with 16 step by step demonstrations using both dry and watersoluble coloured pencils and such subjects as still life, animals, landscape, architecture and people. The book is published by New Holland Publishers of London and is available from all good book shops and online book stores. Price: £14.99
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Awards 1997: Winner of mixed media category of PAWS (Paint a Wildlife Subject) national competition. 2001: Best of show UK Coloured Pencil Societies inaugural exhibition 2005: Finalist in The Daily Mail