Jonathan became a full time painter in 1986, mostly working in watercolour and collage. From 1988, upon moving into a studio, he started working in oil and conducted various children's workshops in mask-making, painting and collage. Jonathan Hood also taught painting in nightclasses and three of his students continued their education in art college. In 2006, he conducted a collage and painting workshop in Morgan Academy, Dundee for the Racial Equality Commission enabling 2 school pupils to reach the final. Since 2006, Jonathan has also run the WASPS studio open weekend in Dundee.
Currently, Jonathan Hood is working mostly in oil, using bright colours and painting on board. He has been exhibiting regularly in galleries around the UK, and also in Holland, France and Italy.
Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen
Queen's Gallery, Dundee
Cornerstone Gallery, Stirling
Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
Iona House Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Kinblethmont Gallery, Arbroath, Angus
Art in Scotland produced a video featuring Jonathan Hood discussing his work and influences. Please click here to see the video.