There are many wonderful creative people out there, and quite often amongst the vast interweb you find somebody already working under the same name… I’ve never been interested in taking on a full pseudonym. But as i’ve now been creating semi professionally and professionally (counting my years in higher education) for 10 years… it’s been important to distinguish a label for my work.
During early exhibitions I had always been listed as ‘J K Chapman’ or ‘Jonathan Chapman’.
But since 2010 i’ve been using the label ‘Illustration by Jonathan’ which has proved to be very successful. It has established my work in a commercial context for publishing and illustration, but still refers back to my name as a Fine Art painter where I continue to exhibit feature work under my full name.