May 2018

Once again this year I'll be one the artists a part of the Fairfield Artists Studio Tour. The event happens this May 5/6, but my studio will only be open on Sunday May the 6th. 


April 2018

In you're in Alexandria, Virginia during the month of April consider visiting Principle Gallery for their "City Limits" Group show. Opens April 13th. I'll have a few pieces up.


 January/February 2018

I was interviewed by  YAM Magazine – Victoria and I’m so very happy with this story. You can read it here:…/


December 2016

Thank you to At Home Victoria Magazine for the feature in their winter 2016/17 issue. You can read the article here (page 50-55).


October 2016

I am excited to announce that I have been invited by Vancouver's Ian Tan Gallery as a guest artist to exhibit at their new location, Ian Tan Projects, at Tsawwassen Mills.



June 2016

Thank you to Essential Victoria Magazine for profiling me in the 2016 issue. You can read the article here (page 44-45).


I have been accepted into the Sooke Fine Art Show again this year. These two paintings will on display and for sale at the show: "The Silver Lining" and "Southbound"


I was requested by the City of Oak Bay to take part in their Painted Pianos project. I painted this piano that will be on public display. Look for mine at either Turkey Head, Loon Bay, Cattle Point and Estevan Village this summer. Pianos will be eventually auctioned for charity.


May 7th & 8th, 2016

11am - 4pm - I am opening my door to you for the annual Fairfield Artists Studio Tour. Click on the link for more information and a map.

My address is 209 Linden Ave, Victoria, BC."


If you are in Washington DC, consider visiting Principle Gallery for their Small Works Show where you can find some of my pieces.



I am happy to be a part of the TD Art Gallery Paint-In. Come and visit my booth on Saturday July 18, 11am-4pm. I will be located at 98 Moss St. at Faithful St. Hope to see you there.


I am happy to announce that all three of my paintings submitted for the Sooke Fine Arts Show were accepted in the juried show. The show is open to the public July 24th-Aug3rd. Special purchasers preview July 23rd


I am featured in this issue of Canada's Galleries West Magazine. You can find the feature in the "Take Them Home" section or read the article online here.


I am now on Instagram.


You can find my work at South Shore Gallery - 2046 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC


I am very honoured be of the chosen artists to be a part of "Urban Aspect" at Principal Gallery, Alexandria, VA.

It is significant because it was juried/ curated by arguably the world's most heralded and well known urban landscape painter Jeremy Mann, whom will also have a piece in the show.


I will be a part of the Sidney Fine Art Show this October 17th-19th.

Modern Home Victoria Lifestyle Magazine

I am delighted to have my work featured in Victoria's hottest new online magazine, Modern Home Victoria. Click here for the article and a short video about my process. 


I was honoured to receive news that all three of my pieces were accepted into the prestigious Sooke Fine Art Show July 25th-August 4th. Map here.


On Saturday July 19th I'll be at the 27th annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In. My booth will be located at 55 Moss St.


I will be painting at the South Shore Gallery Saturday July 26th 10am-2pm. 2046 Otter Point Rd, Sooke.


June 19 to July 12, 2014


Saturday June 21, 2-4 pm is the opening reception for "Distortion" a group show with three very talented artists at the Massey Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. (Show runs from June 19th – July 12th)


June 3 to June 7, 2014


One of my paintings has been chosen to be a part of the Red Art Gallery Mystery Show. Preview June 3-7. Sale begins June 7th 3:30PM.

More about the Mystery Show here - at 2249 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria B.C.


May 1 to May 31, 2014


During the month of May I am featured artist at Oak Bay's Marina Restaurant.

18 of my pieces are on display throughout. 1327 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC.


April 12, 2014


Some of my pieces will be carried at Sooke's famous South Shore Gallery. The gallery is being relaunched April 12th with a new look and some new artists.  2046 Otter Point Road, Sooke. 


April 26, April 27, 2014

11am-4pm I am opening my door to you for the 13th annual Fairfield Artists Studio Tour. Click on the link for more information and a map. My address is 209 Linden Ave, Victoria BC.


February 2014

Featured Artist - Ministry of Health, Main Lobby


Nov 04 - January 04

Five of my pieces were included in a small works show, which ran from November 4th - January 4th.

October 17th - 20th

I am happy to announce that all three of my pieces submitted were accepted into the Sidney Fine Art Show.

This is a great honour for me as the SFAS is a world class, juried art show that celebrates art by critically acclaimed artists from far and wide. Of the 1,250 pieces submitted, less than 400 were accepted. Click the links below to see my paintings that will be displayed for sale at the show.

Billboard Row - 24"x12"
Looking Back - 22"x28"
Lost in Thought - 24"x18"


September/October 2013


One of the paintings from my Stagger Home series is featured in the "On Our Radar" section of the Sep/Oct issue of Y.A.M. Magazine. Copies have just hit the shelves all over Victoria.


July 25 - August 5


Out of over 1400 pieces submitted this year, just over 400 were adjudicated into this year's Sooke Fine Art Show. Of those 1400, 2 of my pieces have been chosen. This is a very big honour for me as the Sooke Fine Art Show is one of the most respected juried shows in all of Canada.

"The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s Coastal Islands to showcase and sell their work. Along with the more than 8,000 annual visitors who attend, the 11-day show draws hundreds of art patrons from British Columbia, western Canada, and the United States.

The Show, coming into its 27th year, is Vancouver Island’s longest-running juried art show and the Island’s premier summer arts event."

Click here to view the list of artists whose work has been adjudicated into the 2013 Sooke Fine Arts Show

Click here for a map and directions to the event.


July 20, 11:00am - 4:00pm:

I also am one of the artists participating in the TD Art Gallery Paint -In:

"The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Annual Paint-In on Moss Street (a not-for-profit event) features invited professional and emerging artists from Victoria and Region who demonstrate their art to over 35,000 visitors strolling Moss Street from Fort St.  to Dallas Road. The Paint-In offers visitors an opportunity to meet and discuss the artists' work, materials, process and to see an enormous variety of professional work at one time."

You will find me at 123 Moss St. A half a block north of May St.


July 6, 11:00am – 4:00pm:

I will be one of the artists participating in the Metchosin Paint-In:

"An event that will be bringing together both established and emerging artists this summer is the Metchosin Paint-In. Over thirty artists will demonstrate their creative skill in the outdoor space surrounding the gallery. Artists will demonstrate painting, photography, sculpture, spray paint and fiber art. Visitors will also be treated to the musical talents of 6579. This musical duo features the guitar and vocals of Taylor Caspersen, an MTC student, and Josh Akeroyd on bass. The Metchosin Paint-In will be filled with hot tunes, art making and delicious food. Everyone is invited to come by and see artists in the midst of the creative process." 

4495 Happy Valley Road
Metchosin BC, V9C 3Z3
Click here for more details.

I will be participating in the Saanich Peninsula Studio Tour.

Come and visit me at Muse Winery, 11195 Chalet Road, North Saanich, BC. The tour takes place June 8th and 9th between 11am and 4pm. Accompanying me will be painter Misha Smart , glass artist Pauline Olesen , carver Craig Benson and master goldsmith Terry Venables .

I and my fellow artists will have many new pieces on display and will be demonstrating our respective crafts during the event.

Click here for a map and more information about the tour.

Hope to see you there.



"I'm currently organizing my house and my studio for the 2013 Fairfield Artists Studio Tour on Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28 from 11am to 5pm. If you are in the neighbourhood, please stop by for a visit.

I'm at 209 Linden Avenue. A map of all the artist studios and their information is available on the tour website linked above. There are many talented and wonderful people in the show and it's a great way to enjoy a weekend in our beautiful city. It's my second year doing the Fairfield tour.

I love participating in this event as it's an opportunity to shed the solitude of painting in the studio and paint in the presence of friends, neighbours and art-lovers that delight me with honest and real-time feedback on my work."


I have been accepted to be a part of the Sidney Fine Art Show. It is a great honour to be a part of such a respected event. For those of you that have not been, I highly recommend attending, as the organizers of this adjudicated show take pride in the quality of pieces that are included.

The Sidney Fine Art Show will be held October 12th – 14th at the Bodine Family Hall in the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.



I am also a part of the Saanich Studio tour. Come and meet me and view some of my latest pieces at Homefront Ideas at #5 2353 Beavan Ave in Sidney. Click here for more information. 


Saturday July 21, 2012 on Moss Street between Fort Street and Dallas Road

Jonathan Gleed was proud to be one of the artists chosen to be included in this year's TD Art Gallery Paint-In:

The Paint-In is a community outreach initiative featuring 150 invited professional and emerging artists from Victoria and surrounding areas. Artists take their studios to the street to display and produce their work on Moss Street between Fort Street and Dallas Road. The Paint-In is a free and fun-filled community-based art awareness and education event that sees up to 35,000 visitors.  Once again TD is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the visual arts as the Paint-In's Title sponsor, back by further support from the City of Victoria.

Visitors to the event have the opportunity to meet with an enormous variety of artists and learn about their work and techniques. Ultimately, the event allows local artists access to a receptive audience while encouraging an appreciation of the arts among the visitors. Over 200 volunteers plus the participating artists dedicate more than 3,800 hours to make this exceptional community event possible."

Please visit the TD Art Gallery Paint-In website for more information.



"Garry Oak" by Jonathan Gleed was published in Framing the Garden, the legacy project of Linda Rogers, the City of Victoria's poet laureate. The anthology of poetry and paintings, which features some of Victoria's most respected poets and artists, was launched on December 18, 2011.

Gleed's painting was inspired by author and poet, Doug Beardley's poem Backdrop of Garry Oaks which it accompanies in this dynamic collection.

"I am thrilled that the City of Victoria has chosen this book as my poet laureate legacy project. Artists should work together as models of co-operation for the world around us. As in the time of Keats, truth and beauty live together. I wanted my legacy project to reflect that desideratum. In Victoria we have artists, poets, painters and dancers collaborating all the time. Companies like Suddenly Dance and Ballet Victoria include spoken word in their performances. Many of our poets work with musicians. Ekphrasis, poets responding to visual art, is common practice."

- Linda Rogers.

The book is published by Ekstatis Editions and can be purchased here