Jonathan worked as an educator at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, Australia, for more than 30 years. He is now a freelance writer, lecturer, and website manager. Although a resident of the Central Coast, north of Sydney, he has travelled to the Comox Valley once a year on average since 2012, each time staying for a month or two. During each visit, he regularly attends the fortnightly Cumberland Life Drawing sessions. Among his other interests is the international language, Esperanto.