Jonathan Gibbs

Jonathan has lived and worked in Scotland for many years but acknowledges the importance of the “churches, fields, shorelines and elements of landscape from East Norfolk, where my family comes from”.

Having trained at Central School of Art and Design and the Slade School of Fine Art, in addition to the creation of new work for regular exhibitions Jonathan is a Head of Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art.

Talking about his inspiration for Herring Moon, Jonathan explains:

"Phases of the moon with six swimming fishes illustrate tidal shifts and I have explored the history of herring fishing down the east coast.

With these elements I have pictured waves, ships on the sea, the church and lighthouse, all set as if within a postcard. This multiple image connects and repeats across the length, its shapes and symbols illuminating man's place against nature".