Since Jonathon Marc Mendes became Annie Sloan’s most popular Painter in Residence early in 2017, his paintbrush hasn’t touched the ground!
His furniture painting is renowned as ‘extraordinary’, a master of different styles and genres, delighting and surprising his audience with sheer creativity and originality. His eye for colour, bespoke paint mixes and quick, easy ‘furniture painting hacks’ have developed a huge global community where Facebook and Instagram followers have become friends, all hungry for his next project.
Jonathon’s passion for inspiring others and for working paint in new, unique ways ensures he is in demand worldwide to share his original techniques as well as host masterclasses and workshops for interior designers, professional painters, paint stockists and those who just love to paint.
Jonathon has delivered workshops in Greece, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland in 2017, South Africa at Home Expo and sell out workshops at the first Makers & Artists Market in Melbourne, Australia in 2018 joint hosting with Annie Sloan herself. He shared his passion for being the first upcycler to host a Masterclass at the Rediscovery Centre in Dublin in 2018 and showcased his upcycling skills at Grand Designs Live in London in May 2019 and the Grand Designs Design & Build Forum in Birmingham in October 2019 where he got to meet Kevin McCloud.
In May 2019 Jonathon visited the Netherlands to teach stockists at Annie Sloan Europe HQ. In July 2019 he was the guest of honour leading demos at the first Paintstock at Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds and hosted several Paint Pro Inspo Retreats in Caistor, Lincolnshire later that autumn.
In 2020 everything changed and Jonathon had to cancel events for Saltwash in Vienna and Annie Sloan stockists in Paris ahead of the Covid crisis. He took events online creating free creative projects and Studio Sessions for YouTube from his home studio in his Edwardian home renovation at the House of Mendes!