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We Live Here’s art prints and products celebrate the buildings and scenes that define where we live. All the artwork is created by We Live Here founder, Jonathan Wilkinson. His scenes of urban landscapes and architectural landmarks have been the mainstay of his work for the last 12 years. A painter and illustrator, Jonathan was born in Leeds, grew up in Nottingham and now lives in Sheffield.
Jonathan graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2001 with a degree in Painting and Printmaking and started off his career in graphic design. Inspired by the brutalist surroundings of Sheffield’s urban landscape and the looming destruction of the Tinsley Towers, he launched an online store for his own art, ‘We Live Here’, in 2007. Jonathan’s pared-back and architectural style quickly gained him a local following which now stretches far beyond Sheffield. His commissions include art prints for the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Sheffield Theatres, the National Theatre, RIBA and The Sage Gateshead.
He counts the painters George Shaw, Edward Hopper and Patrick Caulfield as influences, as well as the anonymous photography of British tourism postcards and classic illustrated posters.
Jonathan is married with two sons.