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Jonathan McHugh Irish Illustrator

January 5, 2011

Jonathan McHugh is a freelance artist and illustrator living and working in Northern Ireland.

He has illustrated extensively for advertising, design and editorial clients in the U.K., Germany,

Japan and Ireland.  After graduating with a BA(Hons) from the University of Ulster, he spent

several years travelling and working as a scenic artist and muralist on various large-scale themed

construction projects in Europe, Ireland and the UK. Eventually, he realised that he preferred a

warm illustration studio to being covered from head to toe in paint, and decided to follow his

muse back to painting and illustrating by returning home to Northern Ireland.

His work reminds me of the painting of the village at the start of Ballykissangel but I can’t find a link to

say that he’s the same artist. Eitherway, I love his distorted angles and use of colour, light and shadow.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. ssarahlou permalink
    January 5, 2011 9:36 pm

    Is the little boy Jonathan? I agree his use of colour,shadow and quirky distortion is enchanting. I do like the postie struggling with the Xmas load.

  2. January 5, 2011 10:00 pm

    Yep they’re both Jonathan. I also liked the parcelled Reindeers.

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