Mike Jones

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).


Red Flowers
Oil on Board
10.5 x 10.5 inches
£650

Farmers Mart
Mixed Media
16 x 18 inches
£800

Man at Table
Charcoal
19 x 16 inches
£650

Man with Bouquet
Oil on Board
20 x 16 inches

Reader
Mixed Media
10 x 9 inches

Brothers
Crayon and Wash
16 x 16 inches

Woman with Buckets
Ink Wash
20 x 16 inches

Figures in Landscape I
Ink Wash
7.5 x 9.5 inches

Cwsg (Sleep)
Mixed Media
10 x 12 inches

Man and Wife
Mixed Media
8 x 10 inches

Three men seated, Royal Welsh
Ink Wash
9 x 12 inches

Café readers II
Ink Wash
10 x 12 inches

Farmers, Pentwyn
Oil
12 x 12 inches

Figures, Harbour Wall
Ink Wash
9 x 12 inches

Farmer with Stick
Ink Wash
12 x 10 inches

Farm Labourer
Oil on Canvas
10 x 8 inches

Collier
Ink Wash
10.5 x 8 inches

Woman at Table
Oil on Canvas
9 x 7.75 inches

Two Men Seated
Oil on Canvas
12 x 10 inches

Men at Table
Oil on Canvas
8 x 10 inches

Farm Labourer (Green Shirt)
Ink Wash and Crayon
10 x 8 inches

Two Ladies
Mixed Media on Board
12 x 10 inches

Young Farmer
Oil on Board
12 x 10 inches