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 – Red Flowers

Mike Jones

Red Flowers

Oil On Board

10.5 x 10.5 inches

£650

Mike Jones – Farmers Mart

Mike Jones

Farmers Mart

Mixed Media

16 x 18 inches

£800

Mike Jones – Man at Table

Mike Jones

Man at Table

Charcoal

19 x 16 inches

£650

Mike Jones – Man With Bouquet

Mike Jones

Man With Bouquet

Oil on Board

20 x 16 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Reader

Mike Jones

Reader

Mixed Media

10 x 9 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Brothers

Mike Jones

Brothers

Crayon and Wash

16 x 16 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Woman with Buckets

Mike Jones

Woman with Buckets

Ink Wash

20 x 16 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Figures in Landscape (i)

Mike Jones

Figures in Landscape (i)

Ink Wash

7.5 x 9.5 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Cwsg (Sleep)

Mike Jones

Cwsg (Sleep)

Mixed Media

10 x 12 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Man and Wife

Mike Jones

Man and Wife

Mixed Media

8 x 10 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Three men seated, Royal Welsh

Mike Jones

Three men seated, Royal Welsh

Ink Wash

9 x 12 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Café readers II

Mike Jones

Café readers II

Ink Wash

10 x 12 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Farmers, Pentwyn

Mike Jones

Farmers, Pentwyn

Oil

12 x 12 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Figures, Harbour Wall

Mike Jones

Figures, Harbour Wall

Ink Wash

sold

Mike Jones – Farmer with Stick

Mike Jones

Farmer with Stick

Ink Wash

sold

Mike Jones – Farm Labourer

Mike Jones

Farm Labourer

Oil on Canvas

10 x 8 inches

sold

Mike Jones – Collier

Mike Jones

Collier

Ink Wash

10.5 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 – 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