About the Artist
A Brief History
Jonathan Bentley is an award-winning illustrator, artist and author who has exhibited his work in London, Sydney and Canberra as well as a sold-out exhibition at Lethbridge gallery in 2016.
Jonathan was an illustrator at the Courier Mail for twenty years but now works solely on his painting and children’s books. He has illustrated over thirty books and written three and had them translated into over twenty languages.
1984 Foundation Course Jacob Kramer Art College, Leeds
1986/89 Brighton Polytechnic, First Class (hons) Degree Illustration/Graphic Design
1989 Brighton. Starts Foghorn Studio - a cooperative studio for artists with two friends
Exhibition ‘Inked’ Lethbridge Gallery
CBCA Book of the year, notable - A House of Her Own
CBCA Book of the year, early childhood - Little Big
CBCA (Children’s Book Council Australia) notable book - And Red Galoshes, notable book, Pink
Illustrates over thirty books from 1990 till present. Authors include Margaret Wild, The Wiggles, Andrew Daddo and Shaun Micallef