I was born and bought up in Bangor, Wales. After studying at Chester School of Art I completed a degree in Fine Art (Painting) at Loughborough College of Art & Design during 1983. My life 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 my Nursing career, I am now fully focussed on my art, working from my home studio near Bangor.
I strive 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 and humanity within a moment in time. My portraits undertaken of former patients of Bryn-y-Neuadd Hospital (In which I worked for many years) have been well-received with 13 pieces being accepted into the National collections of Wales at Aberystwyth and Cardiff.
I am humbled that my first major solo exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn was considered by Wales Arts Review to be amongst the top 10 visual arts exhibitions in Wales during 2019.
I am currently exploring different media and themes, this includes painting, film and music. I am not precious about my work (This attitude a legacy of the influence of "punk" on my cultural outlook during the 70s). I tend to work quickly, often being guided by "accidents" that happen during the painting process. I will occassionally completely re-work paintings with a view to creating something new and consequently many of the paintings featured may have been "re-cycled".
All work begins with an emotional attachment to the subject matter.
Whilst primarily a painter I also experiment with film and sound: https://soundcloud.com/pete-jones-967623709
Wrexham Museum 2015
Storiel, Bangor 2016
Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth 2016
Storiel, Bangor 2017
Bangor Arts Initiative Gallery 2017
Venue Cymru, Llandudno 2018
Plas Glyn y Weddw 2018
Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy 2018
Plas Glyn y Weddw 2019
"Annwn", Ty Pawb, Wrexham 2021
"FREEDOM - Europe - Without boundaries?" - Soest, Germany 2022
"Môr" - Venue Cymru, Llandudno 2018
"Mordaith" - Oriel Ynys Môn 2019
"Afon" - Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda 2020
"Y Bae" - Storiel, Bangor 2021
Associate Artist at CPD Bangor 1876 FC
Work in collections
National Library of Wales
National Museum of Wales