Mike Jones

Mike Jones paints and works from his studio in the Swansea Valley, South Wales. Born in 1941, Mike Jones is an artist who takes inspiration from the post war Welsh culture of the mining valley community in which he grew up. His work reflects his distinct and expressive appraisal of the simplicity and strength of powerful images rooted in the social and working life of the people and the hard living conditions of the valley, past and present.

 

He works in a variety of media including pen and ink, crayon and oil and uses shape, line and form to capture and express the character and spirit of men and women with freshness, passion and immediacy. Pictures of women from family life contrast with the granite figures of men who worked in the thriving steel and coal industries yet both convey the individuality and richness of their lives.
Over the last two decades Mike has gained a reputation for his evocative portrayals of the Welsh landscape and its people and has exhibited widely across Wales. He has held numerous one -man shows and exhibits regularly at The Albany Gallery, Cardiff and The Attic Gallery, Swansea. He has contributed to several television presentations on the visual arts in Wales and his work is held in many private collections and in The National Library of Wales.

 

“In drawing and painting, I endeavour to give emotions, ideas and memories a permanent form. I find inspiration in simple subject matter, women scrubbing steps, figures sitting in waiting rooms, men and women, places and times of my childhood and imagination. Through my art I try to convey emotion and attitude which I hope will connect with the viewer. The essence of my work is the spontaneous and intuitive response to my subject matter.” (Mike Jones)

 

“The figures in black and white stay in my mind…I am also impressed with the textures of his oil pastels…..he is extremely gifted.” (Josef Herman R.A. 1998)

“I have been familiar with Mike Jones`s work for some years, finding it always good, always imaginative…Talented and sensitive.” (Will Roberts 1997).

Mike Jones – Going Home

Mike Jones

Going Home

Ink Wash

8 x 10 inches

£460

Mike Jones – Man With Bucket

Mike Jones

Man With Bucket

Oil on Canvas

10 x 8 inches

£800

Mike Jones – Collier

Mike Jones

Collier

Ink Wash

10.5 x 8 inches

£460

Mike Jones – Seated farmers

Mike Jones

Seated farmers

Mixed Media

8 x 10 inches

£520

Mike Jones – Mother and Child

Mike Jones

Mother and Child

Oil on Paper

10 x 8 inches

£750

Mike Jones – Seated Figures, Pontsenni

Mike Jones

Seated Figures, Pontsenni

Oil on board

10 x 12 inches

£1200

Mike Jones – Farm Labourer

Mike Jones

Farm Labourer

Oil on Canvas

10 x 8 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Woman at Table

Woman at Table

Oil on Canvas

9 x 7.75 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Two Men Seated

Two Men Seated

Oil on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Men at Table

Men at Table

Oil on Canvas

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Figures Mart

Figures Mart

Oil on paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Farm labourer (green shirt)

Farm labourer (green shirt)

Ink Wash and Crayon

10 x 8 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Two Ladies

Mike Jones

Two Ladies

Mixed Media on Board

12 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Young Farmer

Mike Jones

Young Farmer

Oil on Board

12 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Man on Boat

Mike Jones

Man on Boat

Ink Wash

9 x 7.25 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Seated Couple

Mike Jones

Seated Couple

Oil and Pastel

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Group of Farmers

Mike Jones

Group of Farmers

Mixed Media

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Farmers Mart

Mike Jones

Farmers Mart

Oil on Board

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Farmers, Llandovery

Mike Jones

Farmers, Llandovery

Oil on Bockingford Paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Coalman, Green Cap

Mike Jones

Coalman, Green Cap

Oil and Pastel

10 x 8 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Farmers

Mike Jones

Farmers

Mixed Media

6.5 x 8.25 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Figures, Mart

Mike Jones

Figures,Mart

Oil and Pastel

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Reader

Mike Jones

Reader

Oil and Pastel

10 x 8 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Foundryman

Mike Jones

Foundryman

Mixed Media

10 x 8 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Going Home

Mike Jones

Going Home

Oil on paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Man with buckets

Mike Jones

Man with buckets

Oil on paper

inches

sold

Mike Jones – Man on bench

Mike Jones

Man on bench

Oil on board

10 x 12 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Figures, Royal Welsh

Mike Jones

Figures, Royal Welsh

Oil on paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Figures, Church Road

Mike Jones

Figures, Church Road

Oil on paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Figures, Ochr y Waun

Mike Jones

Figures, Ochr y Waun

Oil on Paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Builders

Mike Jones

Builders

Oil on Paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Figures, Tai top

Mike Jones

Figures, Tai top

Oil on Paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Man, park bench

Mike Jones

Man, park bench

Oil on Paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Two men talking

Mike Jones

Two men talking

Oil on Paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Builders (ii)

Mike Jones

Builders (ii)

Oil on Paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Couple, Park Bench

Mike Jones

Couple, Park Bench

Oil on Paper

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Coal Buckets

Mike Jones

Coal Buckets

Oil on Paper

10 x 8 inches

sold