Jonathan Myles-Lea began his professional career as an artist in 1991 at the age of 22, and within months he was commissioned to paint meticulous landscapes in oils and maps in pen & ink of historic properties in the care of the National Trust of Great Britain.  

In 1997 Country Life Magazine awarded Jonathan the title; 'Living National Treasure' and he's been described by the art historian and curator John Harris as "the modern master of the country house capriccio". 

In 2009 he was commissioned to create a bird's-eye view of Highgrove, the home of HRH The Prince of Wales

Jonathan has a busy schedule, mainly painting oil-portraits homes and gardens to commission, but he also spends time in Italy and America creating speculative paintings in a looser style.  Since October 2017 he's been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School in Boston, USA, where he lectures on aesthetics and ethics.  His archive has been acquired by The Bodleian Library at Oxford University.