‘First Light – Manchurian Cranes’ by Ron Kingswood, oil on canvas, 4ft x 4ft (1.22 x 1.22m), priced at £17,000 at Jonathan Cooper Gallery of Chelsea.

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The show includes 30 international artists with a focus on wildlife, botanical and landscape art and still-life.

Cooper founded the gallery in 1988 and is a member of SLAD, BADA and LAPADA. A regular exhibitor at a number of fairs, the exhibition, running from July 12-21, follows his appearance at Masterpiece London.

Over the years, he has worked with artists including botanical artist Rosie Sanders and BP Portrait Award Winner Craig Wylie.


Art dealer Jonathan Cooper.

Previous stand-out exhibitions include one in 2015 showing botanical artwork from the collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood. This featured images by contemporary artists in the largest assemblage of such works in the world.

Among the artists included in Cooper’s latest show are T Allen Lawson, Nicholas Phillips and Georgina Warne.