JONES, Gareth

1944 - 2021

Gareth Jones

As William Gareth Jones he was born at Durham in 1944, son of William Gareth Jones and his wife Ida née Ferney, who married at Durham in 1943. Known as Gareth Jones, he trained at Ipswich School of Art 1959-1964 and an associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1962-1966 and exhibited from 306 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich in 1962, four oil paintings 'Guitarist', 'Sinister Pines', 'Museum Window' and 'Summer Shadows', in 1963 two oils 'London Landscape' and 'Pauls', his last exhibits in 1964 were two oils 'The Old Cattle Market' and 'Still Life', when his age was given as 19. He taught in numerous art colleges, including the Slade School of Fine Art and in 1974 he moved to Wales where he produced a series of etchings inspired by the Pembrokeshire coast and established a printmaking summer school. In 1989 he returned to Suffolk and established the Ufford Print Workshop, now the Sudbourne Park Printmakers near Woodbridge. Gareth was inspired by the rhythms of nature and conveying a sense of place, particularly the contrast between the windswept beaches of the Suffolk coast and the more dramatic and rugged Welsh coastline, with its Neolithic and Celtic remains. Gareth was a member of the Suffolk Group of Artists and exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, Amalgam Gallery London, and numerous mixed shows throughout the UK. He can easily be conflated with two other Gareth Jones's, one born in 1965 and another Norfolk artist. William Gareth Jones died on 19 September 2021.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 306 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich
1962 85 Allotments
from Park Farmhouse, Lower Ufford, Woodbridge, Suffolk
1994 217 Under the Hill etching & aquatint

Works by This Artist