About


Martyn Jones is a contemporary painter who works from his studio based in Cardiff, Wales, U.K. Jones 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.

Trinity House Paintings represent his current work, with galleries located in London, New York, San Francisco and Cotswolds. Major Solo-show planned for September 2019 at Trinity House Modern, U.K. Group exhibitions during 2019 with Trinity include Trinity House Paintings London, Trinity House Paintings, San Francisco, L.A. Art Show, and San Francisco Art Fair.
2018 Solo-show Heath Gallery, Palm Springs, CA., Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, Manchester Art Fair and London Hampstead Art Fair. Recent exhibitions have included Ffin-y-Parc Gallery, Wales, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, ARAGÓN 232 Barcelona, and Art Fair Cologne. Work has been exhibited widely in U.K., Europe and U.S.A. including the National Gallery of Wales and at the Wales International Centre, Chrysler Building, New York.

‘Colour has always played a fundamental role in my painting. The importance of colour was impressed on me at an early stage, by the British artist Patrick Heron. My paintings explore and are specific to, the theme of ‘place and time’. The work is descriptive in essence, natural shape and form taken from the world at large. Ideas for paintings begin with preliminary studies ‘in situ’, working directly from landscape or primary sources. Initial ideas are translated into larger scale paintings, working on paper or canvas. The compositional elements that are employed within each painting aim to capture a spirit of immediacy and simplicity. The content of my work has been described as capturing a natural ambiguity, but that ambiguity should not be construed as being manufactured in any way. Within each image an open invitation is challengingly presented to the percipient. It is difficult to determine when a painting is finished, but usually I instinctively know when that moment has arrived. I can say more often than not, my paintings finish themselves.’

Selected Solo-shows

2019 Trinity House Modern, U.K.
2018 Heath Gallery, Palm Springs, California, U.S.A.
2017 Ffin-y-Parc Gallery, Wales, U.K.
2015 Ffin-y-Parc Gallery,Wales, U.K.
2015 Artefact Pardo Gallery, Florida, U.S.A.
2014 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff, Wales.
2013 Ffin-y-Parc Gallery,Wales, U.K.
2012 Artefact Pardo Gallery, West Palm Beach, U.S.A.
2012 Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey, North Wales.
2012 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff, Wales.
2011 Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff, Wales.
2010 Robert Steele Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
2010 Off the Wall Contemporary Art, Cardiff, Wales.
2009 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2008 Robert Steele Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
2008 Cynon Valley Museum, Wales.
2008 Rhondda Heritage Museum, Wales.
2007 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2006 The Project Room, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
2005 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2005 Oriel Mon, Angelsey, North Wales.

Selected Group Shows

2019 Trinity House Paintings, San Francisco, U.S.A
2019 L.A. Art Show, Trinity House Paintings, U.S.A.
2019 Chicago Art Fair, Trinity House Paintings, U.S.A.
2018 San Francisco Art Fair, Trinity House Paintings, U.S.A.
2018 Manchester Art Fair, Ffin-y-Parc Gallery.
2018 Group Exhibition, Trinity Modern, U.K.
2018 Fresh Contemporary Art Fair U.K.
2018 London Hampstead Art Fair U.K.
2017 Heath Gallery, Palm Springs, California, U.S.A. 2017 Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 2016 ARAGÓN 232, Barcelona, Spain. 2016 Art Fair Cologne, Germany.
2015 British and International Artists, Bebb Fine Art, U.K.
2015 Exposicion Colectiva, Art Nou Mil Lenni, Barcelona.
2014 Espacio 120, Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain.
2014 Nina Torres Fine Art, Miami, U.S.A.
2014 Artefact Pardo Gallery, Florida, U.S.A.
2013 Brick Lane Gallery, Shoreditch, London.
2013 Number Nine Gallery, Birmingham, U.K.
2013 Group Show, Gorstella Gallery, Chester, U.K.
2012 Ffin-y- Parc Gallery, Conwy, North Wales.
2011 ‘Jones/Melero’ Espacio, 1440 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, U.S.A.
2011 Ffin-y-Parc Gallery, Conwy, North Wales.
2011 ‘ArtAt’ Arts Festival, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
2011 ‘Etcetera Oxmarket Arts Centre, U.K.
2010 Group Show, Blackheath Gallery, London.
2010 Group show, Cowbridge Gallery, Wales.
2009 Summer in Suite 402, Robert Steele Gallery, New York.
2009 Group Show, Robert Steele Gallery, New York.
2009 National Eisteddfod, Bala, Wales.
2009 International Artexpo, Jacob Javits Center, New York.
2008 Ffres Ysbryd/Spirit Wales Newport Museum and Gallery, Gwent
2008 International Artists Summer Show, Robert Steele Gallery, New York.
2008 56 Group Wales, Tenby Museum, Oriel Myrddin, Wales.
2007 Chelsea Summer Dreaming, Robert Steele Gallery, New York.
2007 Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2007 West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard, Wales.
2007 Attic Gallery, Swansea, Wales.
2006 On the Horizon, Robert Steele Gallery, New York.
2006 56 Group Wales, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff.
2005 Robert Steele Gallery, New York.
2004 Venezuelan Consulate Gallery, New York.
2004 International Artexpo, Jacob Javits Center, New York.
2002 A Propos, Nine Contemporary Artists, National Gallery of Wales.
2001 Painting Ysbryd/Spirit Wales, Mall Galleries, London.
2000 First Prizewinner, Arts Purchase Prize, University of Glamorgan, Wales.

Forthcoming Exhibitions

2019 Trinity House Paintings, Mayfair, London.
2019 San Francisco Art Fair, Trinity House Paintings.

Collections

Pure Freight Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Cyfarftha Castle Museum, Wales.
Jalisco Government, Guardalajara, Mexico.
Chandler KBS, U.K. / Europe.
Off the Fence Productions, Amsterdam.
Ashby Media, New York.
Harlem Homes, New York.
Feederle-Schlaffer, Zurich, Switzerland.
Allied Irish Bank, Wales, U.K.
Cynon Valley Museum, Wales.
University of Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
University of Glamorgan, Wales.
Contemporary Art Society, London.
Wales International Center, New York.
Mosaic Information Solutions Ltd., Aberdeen, Scotland.

External Links

www.trinityhousepaintings.com
www.hgpalmsprings.com
www.welshart.net