Aneurin Jones work is a uniquely lyrical interpretation of the Welsh countryside and its people. Born into a farming family on the Brecon/Camarthenshire border, his early skill with the pencil led to him studying Fine Art at Swansea College of Art after which he taught at Ysgol y Preseli, Crymych where he became Head of Art until 1966.
His outstanding services to Art in Wales were recognised by a Rotary Award in 1978 and in 1981 he won the main art prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, where he exhibits regularly. In 2013 his painting of Welsh Cobs was presented to Prince Charles at the Royal Welsh Show.
Paintings by Aneurin often dwell on the old ways of life in the Welsh countryside, sometimes making sketches at farm sales; where unwanted farm equipment is sold off. He compares his life to that of a farmer, saying “An artist ploughs their own furrow; painting is very personal in terms of the pattern, the shape and the mood it creates.
Aneurin’s paintings are held in public collections in Wales also in private collections in Australia, Europe and the USA.