About Jonathan Knuttel

A FEW WORDS FROM JONATHAN.  I was born in Dublin, July of 1972. My parents had moved there from England in 1968. Among my fathers family are several noted architects and artists including Thomas Cooper Gotch who co-founded The Newlyn School of painting and great great uncle Archie Leech, better known as Cary Grant.

My earliest memories of the creative process were of watching my dad Peter and his brother Graham at work, when they were involved with the Lambert Puppet Theatre. Both Peter and Graham were involved in printmaking; sculpture, painting and my mother received a degree in History of Art. With art books strewn across the floor and paintings piled up in every corner I found myself learning style and technique.

I am strongly influenced by the German Expressionists painters (Kirchner, Heckel, Pechstien, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, Kandinsky, Franz Marc, August Macke, Beckmann and Egon Schiele) to name but a few. Painters from France, Holland, Belgium and the USA from the same era also interest me. These were a rebellious group of artists, who focused on form and colour, ignoring political and religious pressure to paint historical events and state occasions, no more nymphs, heroes and allegories, thus art became available to the masses.

I taught myself to paint in the same way someone teaches himself or herself a musical instrument. A mixture of the amalgamation of influence taken from all my favourite artists and working from my own individual observations, through which develops my own style which progresses as logic dictates, fostering amity between what's been done and what's to come. I have also been playing the guitar for 12 years.

When I paint my primary concern is colour.

I love the conflict between rushes of vibrant colour and bold, stark lines. Colour gives roundness to a surface, depth in the feeling of a surface. Colour is the rhythm, form and mood of a picture. Secondary to colour comes content. When I paint a picture I try to make the ordinary more extraordinary, each work being a feeling of my personal state of mind at that time.

Humanity, the humour in a situation, the bleakness of life, the battle of the sexes and the urge to carry on regardless has always fascinated me. I return constantly to still life and wildlife for inspiration. My great fondness for animals and musical instruments constantly appear in my compositions. I find it very easy to become immersed in painting, spending 14 hours a day, too busy to eat and regarding any interruption as a cat-flap for profanities. Spending too much time intellectualising or planning a painting is my last concern. I paint what is to be seen and in 200 years other people can think why. A glimpse into the social interaction and behaviour of people in the past is all I offer.

1. Q: What are the gallery opening hours?

A: 9:00am-6:30pm Monday-Saturday.
Sunday and bank holiday 11:00am-6:00pm

2. Q: Is there a sale or discount day at the Green Gallery?

A: We do not have a sale or discount day at the gallery. If there is a painting you desire but you cannot afford it, you may email a request for a reduction. We will check with the artist to see if this might be possible.

3. Q: What is the process of buying paintings online?

A: You can order a piece of art directly on line by navigating to the painting you desire and clicking on ADD TO CART or BUY IT NOW{brings you directly to checkout)

Some of our items, especially prints, will have a drop down menu for different sizes. Please select this and make your choice.

4. Q: If i buy a painting in the Green Gallery, but I need mail service(shipping), can I pay half of deposit in advance?

A: Unfortunately we require full payment up front prior to shipping.

5. Q: When I buy a painting or print at the gallery or online, do I have to pay for the postage if i need them shipped abroad?

A: Yes. We can quote you at the gallery or If you order online there is an aoutmatic calculation. If you order a piece of art over €1,000 the shipping is free World Wide.

6. Q: Do the gallery supply a service to bring paintings to my home for selection on-site?

A: Yes we can offer this service to you. Depending on distance the date and time will vary. Our dedicated staff will be delighted to indeavour to assist you in selecting the right piece for your home.

7. Q: After purchasing a painting, may I leave it with the gallery if I cannot pick it up straight away?

A: Yes indeed you may. We will keep your artwork safely in storage for you until you are ready to collect.

8. Q: If I buy a painting or any products from The Green Gallery, is there any maintenance service?

A: Not as such. Though should you need advice or assistance with hanging or advise on picture care please feel free to ask. We will help you any way we can.

9. Q: I am an artist, can I display my paintings in the Green Gallery?

A: We are here almost 30 years and over the years we have accumulated a large collection of artists to our liking. Unfortunately we are not is a position to be able to select new artists. We thank you for your understanding.

10. Q. What is the galleries return policy?

If you’re not completely happy with your artwork, you have 14 days from the date you received the piece to request a replacement or refund. You’ll need to adhere to the following:

  • The artwork must  arrive back to the gallery within 14 days of the date you received it including weekends.
  • example:
  • Purchase is received on Monday 16th. Item must arrive back at the gallery on or before the 30th
  • The artwork must be well packaged and in the same condition as it was received

Gift cards are non-returnable.:

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately specially commissioned pieces and sale items cannot be refunded.

11. Q Can I make an exchange?
If you need to exchange a painting or print for a similar priced painting or print please email  info@greengallery.ie and send your painting or print to:

The address for returns or exchanges is:

The Green Gallery. Top Floor. St Stephens Green Ctr., Dublin, Ireland D02 H799

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your painting or print.

12. Q: Can I change the frame on a painting if I do not like it?
A: A frame may be changed on a painting at no extra cost to the buyer as long as the new frame is of a similar value to the already fitted one.

Should the buyer wish for a more substantial larger or extra later of frame then the gallery would quote the difference

13. Q: If a painting does not already have a frame can I get one added? How much extra will this cost?

A:Should a painting not already have a frame and the buyer desires one, we will advise as to what frame will suit and give a quotation as reasonable as possible.