Artist Profile - Martyn Jones

Frostline Verdant II
Frostline Verdant III
Wood End
Wood End

Frostline Verdant II

Medium: oil on canvas

Measurements: 25 cm x 25cm framed

Price: £825 plus delivery

Frostline Verdant III

Medium: oil on canvas

Measurements: 25 cm x 25cm framed

Price: £825 plus delivery

Wood End

Medium: oil on paper

Measurements: 30 x 30cm framed

Year: 2021

Price: £395 Plus Delivery

Wood End

Medium: oil on paper

Measurements: 31 x 28 framed

Year: 2021

Price: £395 Plus Delivery

Frostline Verdant II

Medium: oil on canvas

Measurements: 25 cm x 25cm framed

Year:

Price: £825 plus delivery

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About Martyn Jones
Artist Statement

Frostline Verdant II
Frostline Verdant III
Wood End
Wood End
Frostline Verdant II
Frostline Verdant III
Wood End
Wood End

Biography

Martyn Jones is a contemporary Welsh painter who works from his studio based in Cardiff. He is best known for his abstract works full of saturated coulor; in which he populates with his own alphabet of shapes and tones to reflect his personal experince of the world about him.

Martyn graduated M.A. Fine Art, at Chelsea School of Art, London and was awarded Junior Fellowship at Bath Academy of Art. Among his tutors were the British artists Patrick Heron and Adrian Heath.

He has regularly exhibited in the U.K., Europe and U.S.A since 2004, including recent solo shows in New York, Florida and California. His work can be found in many different private and public colections which include: Wales International Center, New York, Contemporary Art Society, London, Allied Irish Bank, Jalisco Government, Guardalajara, Mexico, Feederle-Schlaffer, Zurich and University of Dallas, Texas


Artist Statement

"My work is descriptive in essence – natural shape and form taken from the world at large. I paint expanses of colour but within these are small jewel-like accents of bright glimmering ultramarine, umber, violet or viridian creating deep sumptuous chromatic blacks on the canvas. Turquoise is often used and  is a tranquil colour, transcendent, quiet and deep. One key motif in my work is the apparent chalk line. I see these as precious and fragile, it is time-consuming to achieve. They seem to be simple, a gesture made by a child in chalk, and I feel that I capture the spontaneity of a child’s drawing with them, however, these lines cannot be created with a single or continuous brushstroke, they are painstakingly made with a tiny brush. 


I think ultimately, I am searching for something unobtainable, a calm tranquility, an impossible form of transcendence, a perfect existence and that is what brings me back to the canvas."