Jonathan Gemmell

Jonathan W Gemmell is an Australian Abstract Artist based in Melbourne who started painting at the early age of five where he took an art class in Warrandyte, along the Yarra River. He now proudly exhibits across Australia. Jonathan is best known for his signature abstract style where he reimagines ocean landscapes, often working in very large scale. He has been commissioned to paint a number of murals and he incorporates a variety of media to his work, although he favours acrylic, a material that he has found most suitable to his practice.  Inspired by the ocean, whether it's swimming deep below the surface or seeing it from a birds eye view, Jonathan’s works are both vibrant and meditative, evoking a moment of calm in the midst of nature, away from the urban noise. Jonathan also draws inspiration from the flora and the gardens that surround him and that he incorporates painstakingly into his highly elaborate canvases. Although Jonathan’s work is eminently abstract, he deftly applies a broad array of techniques, colours, and media that results in a rich body of work with one work more captivating than the other. 

Little about my reefs:
“The ocean inspires the mind to breathe and relax, the colourful bright reef makes you envision yourself on a holiday to a warm beautiful location where you can float for hours with nothing to think about, listening only to the waves and the warm sun on your back”