a bit of cv

I have been painting since I graduated from the Ruskin School of Drawing in 1982, as well as studying and writing on the history of art. My first experience of full-time art-making was in West Cornwall. I had my first lessons in painting and drawing there – from the sculptor Paul Mount, and the mosaic artist Jeanne Mount. I have also painted in Portugal, Italy and France. Since the late 90s I have been based in Glasgow.

ICE project (2012)
research projects

in 2010 I finished a research project for the Institution of Civil Engineers, consisting of twelve large paintings together with an online photo sketchbook. See the project website here.



Flickr ArchiveI have posted a selection of my paintings, going right back to student days, onto my Flickr site.





Jonathan Meuli - south bank iconcommissions
2011 – 2012:  two large commissions on architectural subjects for private clients – the first focusing on London’s South Bank (images: click here).




Al-Bahar-iconThe second was for two large paintings of the construction of the Al Bahr towers in Abu Dhabi by Aedas architects ( http://www.aedas.com/). Click here to read more about this commission. Images of the paintings and sketches are on flickr.



solo shows
Newlyn Art Gallery (1986 – supported by Southwest Arts)
Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow (2001)
Kinsteary House, Nairn (2001)
Birnam Institute (2003)
Timespan, Helmsdale (2004)
Glasgow Art Club (2004)
High Street Gallery, Kirkudbright (2004)
Cork Street Gallery (2008 – with Tracey McNee fine art)
Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh (2008)

working-party-iconcollaborative installation / event works
Working Party formed in 1985 with three other artists: Mike Chalwin, Peter Smith and John Clark (pictured). There were two installation / event works: 1985 at Newlyn Art Gallery and 1986 at Geevor Mine, Pendeen




Writing about art

This website is not really about my art history writing or research, but it included a Post-doctoral research fellowship (funded by the Henry Moore Foundation) at the  University of East Anglia, Norwich, 1997 – 1999, on Sculpture and Orality, a PhD (UEA, Norwich, 1996) on Northwest Coast art, and an MA (also from Norwich) on the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. I previously also studied Western art history at Cambridge in the early 80s. If you are interested in any of my writing, click HERE.