Jonathan Gleed is a contemporary Canadian artist who resides in Victoria, British Columbia. Gleed has spent his entire career creating in a variety of outlets from photography and writing to television production. It was when he began to paint seriously in 2011 that he recognized working with the brush was his true calling. Since then, Gleed has grasped onto an elusive and emotional voice that his audience has come to expect from his work. He has been featured in media, galleries and shows throughout North America.

Gleed’s representational works in acrylic are almost always diffused or obscured, compelling the viewer to look beyond and almost through his scenes – often moody urban landscapes – in search of the fleeting feelings he conveys. Guided by a desire to share something more important than the scene itself, Gleed’s paintings offer a state of distraction with an aim to evoke emotional vigour.

Gleed’s work captures moments of the everyday, with his subjects guiding the level of abstraction that will bring forth a message or an emotion. His paintings deliver exceptional contrast of light and darkness with vibrant palettes that are delicately layered over and over again to create an effortless richness and depth.


Here They Come

Acrylic On Panel
36″ x 36″


Just Another Weekday

Acrylic on panel
36″ x 36″


The Blue Procession

Acrylic on panel
36″ x 36″


January/ February 2018 – YAM Magazine feature “Do Tell. With Artist Jonathan Gleed”
Winter 2016/2017 – At Home Victoria Magazine feature “Jonathan Gleed: The Artful Home”
Summer 2016 – Viewing NYC Magazine feature “Canuck Paints an Amazing Masterpiece of the New York City Skyline”
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

September 2019 – Solo Show – Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC
July 2019 – Sooke Fine Arts Show
May 2019 – Signet Contemporary, London UK
May 2018 – Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London, UK.
May 2018 – Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC
April 2018 – Principle Gallery, Washington DC. “City Limits” group show
December 2017 – Principle Gallery, Washington DC
Oct 2017 – Sidney Fine Art Show – Honorable Mention for “Here Of All Places”
September 2017 – Eclectic Gallery London, London UK
July 2017 – Sooke Fine Arts Show
May 2017 – Principle Gallery, Washington DC
December 2016 – Principle Gallery, Washington DC
October 2016 – Sidney Fine Arts Show
October 2016 – February 2017 – Ian Tan Gallery
July 2016 – Sooke Fine Arts Show May 2016 – 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
September 2015 – Artist in Residence, Delta Ocean Pointe Victoria
August 2015 – The Avenue Gallery, Victoria BC July 2015 – current – Artspace Oakville, Oakville, ON
July 2015 – Sooke Fine Arts Show
May – June 2015 – 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 2014 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
April 2014 Fairfield Artists Studio Tour, Victoria BC
February 2014 Featured Artist – Ministry of Health, Main Lobby
November 2013 – January 2014 Eclectic Gallery, (Victoria BC): 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.