Aviation & Marine Artist
Quality, Affordable Aviation & Marine Art in Watercolours or Pastels

Some nice things people have said about my art....


''I have just hung your painting of the BBMF Lancaster won at The Cotswold Air Show last month, and must say that I am amazed at the detail and realism that you have somehow managed to instil in this watercolour enabling the whole subject to be brought to life. These aircraft are flying at me out of the picture! What a gifted artist you truly are! Thank you'' 

Alan Simpson - Wilts  

 DH Rapide

 "Jonathan did not disappoint when we asked him to paint a picture of the DH Rapide and DH Dove in the original 1950's colours as owned and used by Fox's Glacier Mints Ltd. The painting hangs in our hallway and is much admired by all visitors. The painting will be a constant reminder of the many hours flying in both aircraft. Thank you"

Reggie & Jill Dickinson-Leicestershire
"Jonathan has perfectly captured the scene of my father enjoying the delights of flying over the beautiful English countryside in his much loved Grumman Cheetah. Dad and I quite often fly together so I was thrilled to commission this work, both in recognition of the fun we have together in the air and to thank him for so generously letting me fly the Cheetah whenever I can. I have no doubt that this painting will be a much treasured family heirloom."  
D Hadlow- Wiltshire
   'Your painting shows a fantastic view of my helicopter and reminds me how wonderful it is to fly such an amazing machine.  It's always nice to have a reminder hanging on the wall when the good old English summer weather once again prevents me from flying!
Many thanks Jonathan.''
J Crawford - London
''Wow! Thank you so much for watercolour painting this fabulous harbour / ship scene. I am over the moon with it and it is now hanging pride of place in my lounge''.
Ken -  North East Somerset
'' I have a painting of all the aeroplanes I have been involved with as an owner. Jonathan stands out from many artists as he has a passion for and understanding of aviation which translates directly to his finished artwork. I was very pleased with his rendition of our 1940 Tiger Moth, which I also felt represented great value as a unique piece. I am sure this work of art will become passed down the generations just as the Tiger Moth has been and thats a lovely thought."
Lawrence Hawthorn - Berkshire
"WOW! I cannot thank you enough for this beautiful piece of artwork, it is stunning. It's mounting and frame are absolutely gorgeous and complement the picture very well. The inclusion of the Red Arrows, the Bournemouth coastline and extra people on board is spot on and reflects the occasion perfectly, a great memory.Thank you so much."
Jon - Stamford, Lincs
  "We are delighted to have the support of Aviation Artist Jonathan Margetts says Stephen Bridgewater, at Atlantique's Classic Flight. His images of our classic aircraft combine his distinctive style with the pasion of an artist who clearly enjoys the subject matter. These pantings evoke the atmoshere of flying our veteran aircraft and are renered in a most life like manner''
"I was extremely impressed with Jonathan's talent to paint aircraft. He was very helpful in every way with the construction of the painting of our Meteor T7. I would recommend Jonathan to anyone who wants an aviation painting''
Alex Walsh - Avon
"I am realy delighted with my watercolour painting of the three Tiger Moths and the sharp detail and accuracy you have achieved. I have several hundred hours flying Tiger Moths and you are one of the few artists who can make a Tiger look exactly like a Tiger to the purist. Thank you so much for a splendid painting.''
Sheila Fennel - Warwickshire
''I was most impressed when I saw Jonathan's painting. It was exactly what I wanted. What I find impressive with Jonathan's artwork is that it is not just a pictorial representation of an aeroplane. The ambiance is such that when I look at the painting, I am transported back to the cockpit whilst flying the Zlin. Thank you Jonathan!''
Geoff Dobson - East Sussex
   ''It is a great accolade for Jonathan to have chosen to paint The Yakovlevs Display Team. He has captured the movement of the aircraft through the air and I am absolutely delighted with the painting''
Jez Hopkinson - Leader of the Yakovlevs Display Team
  ''We have three of Jonathan's pastel paintings hanging in our airfield restaurant and it must be said they draw a great deal of interest and much favourable comments from our customers and visitors. Jonathan has beautifully captured not only the images but rather brilliantly, a wonderful ambience depicting different aircraft representing Compton Abbas Airfield in flight.''
   “We were very honoured when Jonathan approached us about painting the team aircraft in action. We proudly hang the formation pair amongst the team memorabilia displayed in our historical ‘Engine Shed’ building, where it attracts much interest from our visitors.”
Sarah Tanner - Breitling Team Chief Wingwalker
"Jonathan has created a fabulous work of art for us. It's a moment in time captured; our aeroplane in the clear skies over the Severn Bridges. It is a flight our family has been lucky enough to make often in reality; and it is good to be reminded artistically of those happy, special times together, whenever we look up to Jonathan's painting which is displayed on our wall at home. We would highly recommend Jonathan's work: it's compelling, and, simply, it's elevating."
Steven Day - Wiltshire