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born in london, england, uk.


I am currently living and working in the far east -  primarily japan - having previously resided and worked in china, cambodia and tanzania.

for a decade I freelanced as a visual artist based in London, receiving commissions from non-fiction/editorial, book and news group publishers, including: the associated press (uk), dorling kindersley (uk) ltd, and the save the children's charitable trust​.

this work was combined with employment within the scenic art, film and theatre industry - working on large-scale productions in the paint studios of, and on-stage at: the royal opera house, the royal national theatre, the  coliseum (english national ballet) and the hammersmith lyric theatre, among others.

my educational background consists of:

  • teacher-training at  the university of greenwich, graduating with a post graduate certificate in education.

  • studying scenic art and painting at the royal academy of dramatic art, graduating with a specialist diploma (hons) in scenic art and design.

  • studying painting, design and illustration at the university of hertfordshire (west herts college), graduating with a b.a. degree in image-making and design.

copyright, 2023, jonathan garr

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