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.

Swansea fishermen
Ink and wash
23 x 18 cm

Day Trippers
Ink and wash

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