Jonathan Davis is a Toronto-based illustrator and fine artist. On the illustration side, he produces digital storyboards and renderings for film production companies and advertising agencies, in Toronto and worldwide. On the fine art side, he creates paintings in traditional media for exhibition and sale, and by commission.
While attending OCAD’s Drawing & Painting program, he spent a year abroad in Florence, Italy, fostering an appreciation for classical art. He received additional training at one of Canada’s foremost mural companies, Lorimer Studios. After graduating from OCAD in 2002 with an Associate Diploma, he gained several years of design experience in the art departments of feature films, later expanding his career into digital storyboarding and concept art, which he continues to this day.
His personal work combines figurative, portrait, landscape and narrative formats. Working on panel, canvas, large scale mural, and computer, his media of choice range from oils to watercolour, spray paint to digital. He draws on years of experience in film production, and an early career in graffiti art.
Davis offers his illustration services to clients in the advertising, film, and publishing industries. Sales and commission inquiries on his paintings are welcome.
February 2019 – Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Better Living Centre, Toronto
February 2018 – Hey Y’all, group show, Only One Gallery, Toronto
September 2016 - Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, group show and competition,
Only One Gallery, Toronto
August 2016 – Transcendence, group show, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto.
July 2016 – Unity Festival, group show, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto.
July 2016 – Over The Shoulder, dual show with Ryan “Case” MacKeen,
Steam Whistle Roundhouse Gallery, Toronto.
October 2015 – Over The Shoulder, dual show with Ryan “Case” MacKeen, organized
and exhibited work. Gallery 50, Toronto.
April 2005 – Show and Prove, group live painting show, organized and exhibited work,
Revival Night Club, Toronto.
February 2002 – Marked by Vision, dual show with Geza Kokai, Next Door Gallery, Toronto.
May 2002 – The Group Show, group show, Lorimer Gallery, Toronto.
October 2001 – Common Ground, group show, Una Mas, Toronto.
2001 – Nostra Mostro Mostra, group show of OCAD’s Florence program, OCAD, Toronto.