Jonathan Gleed was born in Ottawa, Ontario but now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. From photography, to writing and television production, Jonathan has spent his entire life actively pursuing that creative outlet. Only when he began to paint seriously did he recognize that working with the brush was his true calling.

As an acrylic painter, Gleed likes to turn the subtle - or what others would consider the mundane - into the interesting and inspiring. Gleed spends a lot of his energy as an artist extracting the beauty from everyday modern life to shine a spotlight on what makes it special. His primary objective as a painter is to evoke emotional vigour in the person viewing his pieces. It is the most effective way that he is able to communicate with others.

Gleed chooses his subjects based on the message that they present, however subtle; through how they might fit into the composition and how they interact with the light and shadows, and their colour. The subject guides Gleed as to how he should approach the piece, delving into the abstract if it is deemed important to tone down any “noise”. Gleed is very conscious of the relationship between his paintings and the viewer. He paints for himself; but because he feels that he must communicate though his pieces, the receiver of the message is always in the back of his mind.

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MHV article here.



Winter 2016/2017 – At Home Victoria Magazine feature “Jonathan Gleed: The Artful Home”

June 2016 - Essential Victoria Magazine feature “Elegant Chaos: Artist captures beauty in urban chaos”

October 08 2015 - Edge of Humanity Magazine - Painting Urban Life- Artist Expose 

January - June 2015  Galleries West Magazine feature "Take Them Home" section

October 31st 2014 - Washington Post - In the Galleries: Urban Aspect.

October 2014  issue - Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, feature article: Jeremy Mann Selects Exceptional Cityscape

July 2014  Featured in Modern Home Victoria Magazine

September/ October 2013 issue YAM Magazine - see "On Our Radar" section 


Shows/ Events/ Awards:

 December 2016 - Principle Gallery, Washington DC - Small Works Show

October 2016 - Sidney Fine Arts Show

October 2016  - Guest artist - Ian Tan Projects, by Ian Tan Gallery

July 2016 - Sooke Fine Arts Show

May 2016 - Small Works Show - The Avenue Gallery 

January 2016 - Special Merit Award: The "Cityscape" Art Competition, Light Space and Time, Online Art Gallery.

December 2015 – Principle Gallery, Washington DC – Small Works Show

September 2015 - Artist in Residence, Delta Ocean Pointe Resort Victoria 

August 2015 - The Avenue Gallery, Victoria BC

July 2015 - Artspace Oakville, Oakville, ON

July 2015 - Sooke Fine Arts Show

May - June 2015 – Spring Show – Couch* Gallery, Victoria, BC

May 2015 –  Vic Now Fine Arts Show

April 2015 – “Anniversary” Show – Couch* Gallery

March 2015 – “TRIO” Show – Couch* Gallery

September 2014 - February 2015 - Victoria International Airport (YYJ) group show

October- December couch* Gallery, group show

October-December 2014 “Urban Aspect” group show, juried/ curated by Jeremy Mann. Principle Gallery, Washington, DC

October 2014 Sidney Fine Art Show

October 2014 - couch* Gallery

July 2014 Sooke Fine Arts Show 

July 2014 - "Distortion" Group Show - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

June -July 2014 - TD Art Gallery Paint, Victoria BC

June 2014 - Red Art Gallery Mystery Show, Victoria BC

May 2014 Oak Bay's Marina Restaurant  Featured Artist. Victoria, BC

April 2014 -  South Shore Gallery - 2046 Otter Point Road, Sooke. 

April 2014  Fairfield Artists Studio Tour, Victoria BC

February 2014 Featured Artist - Ministry of Health, Main Lobby 

November 2013 - January 2014 Eclectic Gallery: Small Works Show, Victoria BC

October 2013 Sidney Fine Art Show 

July/ August 2013 Sooke Fine Art Show

July 2013 TD Art Gallery Paint-In

July 2013 Metchosin Paint-In

June 2013 Saanich Peninsula Studio Tour 

June 2013 Red Art Gallery: Mystery Show

May – September 2013 Feature Artist Gallery 5 Spring Show
Ministry of Health building, 1515 Blanshard Ave.

April 2013 Fairfield Artists Studio Tour   

October 2012 to January 2013 - Feature artist show at Homefront Ideas, Sidney

October 2012 Saanich Peninsula Studio Tour.

Fall 2012 Sidney Fine Art Show.

July 2012 Moss St. Paint-In and Art Rental and Sales at Gallery

April 2012 Fairfield Artists Studio Tour

2011 ‘Garry Oak’ published in Framing the Garden, an anthology of poems and paintings edited by Linda Rogers as her legacy project as the City of Victoria's Poet Laureate.