Ynys II - Huw Jones


Huw Jones b.1955

Huw Jones was born in Denbigh in 1955 and obtained his BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Preston Polytechnic. He gained an MA in painting at Chelsea School of Art from 1982 to 1983, and on finishing his studies was faced with the question of whether to stay at the heart of the commercial art world in London or return to his native Wales. His choice was telling - he returned to the Welsh coast.

Whilst he deals with the big central themes in western art, the human figure, landscapes and seascapes, he found himself drawn to the “small, intense and neglected flashes of colour” of flowers and plants surviving in hostile and unlikely conditions at the side of roads and motorways. Huw Jones monumentalises these unsung gems; painted against a backdrop of cars and roads, he elevates their subject matter emphasising their beauty, intricacy and strength.