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Steven Jones

Born in 1959, Steven spent most of his early childhood in Llysfaen, a small, idyllic village in the hills of North Wales. An ideal place for an artist to grow up and the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape inspired him to sketch and paint and by the age of 10, he had won his first national painting competition. In 1975, he began studying at Wrexham Art College, and was l taught by the exellent Welsh artist Keith Bowen. He passed courses in Graphic Design and Illustration with Distinction and a week after graduating, his painting of "Lady Diana" was chosen for a double page spread in Woman`s Realm. In 1981, he moved to London and painted alongside one of Britain`s best illustrators, Mike Vaughan. Steven worked for many clients including BBC Publications, Readers Digest, Collins Books, Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph, Golf Monthly, TV Times, Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, Lancia Cars, Jaguar Cars, Start-Rite shoes, Wall`s ice cream and Securicor. He also completed 12 paintings for a BP Calendar and a film poster for "Christmas Carol"

Steven Jones was born In 1985, he moved back to North Wales to concentrate on painting in oils after being inspired by the French Impressionists and the Newlyn artists. He was instantly attracted to the dazzling light and colours of the coastline and soon began painting his own three children enjoying the freedom of the seaside. These paintings proved to be very popular and sold in local art galleries and also in Fine Art auctions in Bonhams, Christies and Sothebys. In 1990, he set up his own gallery in Felinheli where he began publishing, marketing and selling his limited edition prints and greeting cards. He now works from his studio/gallery in the picturesque town of Beaumaris on Anglesey.

His giclee prints, greetings cards and originals sell throughout Britain and on the coastlines of Florida, California and the Algarve. The Harrods of Knightsbridge gallery have also exhibited his work. He has completed a painting commission of Scott Quinell`s children for his 30th birthday and he has sold paintings to Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans, Dafydd Wigley and Dafydd Iwan, His work has been featured on the Sioe Celf and Wedi 7 TV programmes on S4C.
In 2010, he published his first book titled " The Anglesey Coastal Path " which featured over 200 paintings and drawings.