Pete Jones was born and bought up in Bangor, Wales. After studying at Chester School of Art he completed a degree in Fine Art (Painting) at Loughborough College of Art & Design during 1983.
Pete's career took a "swerve" through the NHS, becoming a Learning Disability Nurse for 30 years before returning to full time painting in 2016. Having intermittently accepted a range of commissions during his Nursing career, he is now fully focussed on his art, working from his studio near Bangor.
He strives to convey a sense of place and time, endeavouring to create atmospheres through the use of colour and light. Portrait work attempts to capture an individual's character wthin a moment in time. portraits undertaken of former patients of Bryn-y-Neuadd Hospital (In which he worked for many years) have been well-received with 13 pieces being accepted into the National collections of Wales at Aberystwyth and Cardiff. His first major solo exhibition at Oriel Mon during the Summer of 2019 was considered by WALES ARTS REVIEW as being amongst the top 10 visual arts exhibitions in Wales during 2019.
He is currently exploring different media and themes, this includes painting, installations, music and film. He is not precious about his work. He tends to work quickly, often being guided by "accidents" that happen during the painting process. He will occassionally destroy pieces of work by completely re-working them with a view to creating something new and consequently many of the paintings shown no longer exist.
Projects for 2020 include "AFON" (River) solo exhibition at Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda (January - March, 2020), "At the Slate's Edge (group exhibition) at Oriel Mon, September 2020 and "Y BAE"(The Bay) solo exhibition at Storiel, Bangor (September -December 2020). It goes without saying that due to the current crisis these dates are all under review. PLEASE STAY AT HOME. STAY SAFE. PROTECT THE NHS.
NOTHING IS PERMANENT