1968 - ?

Jason Gathorne-Hardy

John Jason Gathorne-Hardy, known as Jason, Lord Medway, was born near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 26 October 1968, eldest of the two sons of the three children of Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 5th Earl of Cranbrook (born 20 June 1933), zoologist and environmental biologist, and his wife Caroline née Jarvis (born 18 December 1935), daughter of Col Ralph George Edward Jarvis of Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, who married at Chelsea Town Hall on 9 May 1967. Young Jason grew up and lived at the family home at Great Glemham House, Suffolk. He trained as a zoologist at Oxford University before researching conservation biology at the University of Kent. Teaching himself to draw and paint in Suffolk, Spain and in Austria, using graphite and earth pigments from the landscape and, in 1993 took up full-time wood carving and painting. In 1995, he joined Maggi Hambling's life drawing classes at Morley College in London, studying for one day a week until 1998. Jason has exhibited at Chappel Galleries, Essex; The Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery, Peter Pears Gallery and the Snape Maltings Galleries at Snape Maltings in Suffolk; and in London at The Strand Gallery, Reed's Wharf Gallery, The Pumphouse Gallery, Mall Galleries, Northcote Gallery, and Redfern Gallery. In 2005, he founded The Alde Valley Food Adventures, a rolling programme of events that celebrate food, farming, landscape, and the arts from White House Farm, Great Glemham, Saxmundham. His drawings and paintings feature in the Hiscox Collection, Jesus College Collection, the Adnams Collection, Milsoms' Hotel Kesgrave and in the White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh. His drawings are also represented in private collections in Great Britain and abroad. He is the author of 'An Artist in the Garden: A Year in the Walled Garden at Great Glemham House' (2012).

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