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 widely acknowledged as ‘extraordinary’, a master of different styles and genres, delighting and surprising his audience with his sheer creativity and originality. His eye for colour, bespoke paint mixes and quick and easy ‘furniture painting hacks’ have seen him develop a huge global community around the world, 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 June 2019 Jonathon hosted a series of workshops in Germany with Simply Vintage and returned to Ireland, this time Limerick, to host workshops with Twenty Six. In July he was the guest of honour leading the demos at the very first Paintstock at Sunny Bank Mills in Leeds and in autumn hosted several Paint Pro Inspo Retreats at his own workshop in Caistor, Lincolnshire.
For 2020 Jonathon is keeping a super keen eye on his carbon footprint and trying not to fly long haul. He is encouraging upcyclers to join his online Painted Love Academy to dabble without travel and be inspired by his Edwardian home renovation at the House of Mendes!
Jonathon does have an AMAZING UK TOUR taking shape in the diary for 2020 including Paintstock 2020 (tickets now on sale)
and DATES TO JOIN him at his WORKSHOP. Coming soon!
For more VIP details of how you can learn to paint with Jonathon online please register here to access our free marble and one brush blend tutorials.
Jonathon loves to collaborate and would love to do more with like-minded paint professionals. So if you would like to propose an event or invite Jonathon to collaborate please get in touch.
For all creative ideas and commercial enquiries please email or PM and let’s have a chat!