Inked 2

By Jonathan Bentley

Medium: Ink and watercolour on board

Size: 84cm by 57cm


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


Sea Dogs, Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery
Duck, Illustrated book currently in production at QPAC Out of The Box festival

CBCA Picture Book of the Year, notable - Where Is Bear?
CBCA Picture Book of the Year, notable - Blue Sky Yellow Kite
Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, shortlisted book - Blue Sky Yellow Kite

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
White Raven Award, And Red Galoshes

Illustrates over thirty books from 1990 till present. Authors include Margaret Wild, The Wiggles, Andrew Daddo and Shaun Micallef

Joins the Courier Mail as an Editorial Illustrator

Solo exhibition, The Rocks Sydney
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