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Feature Artist Bio
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO https://www.simonjonespainter.com/about-me
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by British
landscape painter Simon Jones (born 1960 in, Wales UK).
Born in the rural Welsh town of Llandeilo, Simon was inspired by his surroundings. The rugged landscape and historical castles of his home region kindled his interest in painting and architecture.
He left to study architecture at Plymouth then London (BA. AA Dip) later traveling and painting in the Far East, then living in Australia and working in Architecture. On returning to London he began his painting career in earnest, exhibiting at the New Academy and Waterman Galleries. Over the next few years he also continued with his involvement in architecture, working on watercolour visuals for the Millennium Dome, 2012 Olympics, Tate Gallery, Stanford University etc. Along the way he became a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustrators.
Although Simon works primarily in the fickle transient medium of watercolour, he is inspired by the timeless oil paintings of de Chirico and Hopper. To him, the slanting shadows on a late afternoon townscape are as good as it gets. Ironically he prefers to paint from life, this he feels gives him the authority to try to get under the hood of a scene, and attempt a stab at something timeless. With such vague objectives it's not surprising he bins half his work. Some would say he should follow other painters' metaphysical strivings in oils, not watercolour. But watercolour to him has the ability to be unpredictable, opening up unforeseen avenues, it's his creative partner.
Simon now lives back in his timeless hometown, where he continues to be inspired by the landscape.
September 26, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Simon Jones (Born 1960)