Gareth Jones lives and works in his beloved North Wales.
He trained at Flintshire and Loughborough colleges of art, followed by a long and successful career in Graphic Design and Illustration.
In 2010 Gareth decided to enter the world of fine art, and he completed his first painting in 30 years – in acrylics. Within 2 years he was exhibiting at the Royal Society of Marine Artists show at the Mall Galleries, London.
Five years ago, he used pastel for the first time - It was a eureka moment, he had discovered his true medium.
Gareth’s reputation has grown rapidly, he now works exclusively in soft pastel. and is predominantly known for his realistic and emotive seascapes.
Gareth’s work features in private collections and galleries throughout the UK and overseas. He was elected a member of the noted East Anglian Group of Marine Artists in 2015 and has since returned to exhibit at the Mall Galleries – this time with pastel seascapes.
He won first prize in the prestigious North Wales Open Competition 2019.
In 2020 he became a Unison Colour Associate Artist and was guest blogger for Gail Sibley’s renowned ‘How to Pastel’.
Gareth also holds demonstrations and is a popular teacher to workshops where he loves to share his passion for pastels with others.