Report - Several members and some non members attended Gareth Jones’ demo on Saturday the 28th October. After telling us a little about himself Gareth set to work on a seascape, using Sennelier pastel card and mostly Unison pastels. He started with very light strokes using the side of the pastels and built up colour and depth gradually. A gentle and pleasing painting was then transformed into a vibrant scene full of movement by the addition of highlights and finishing touches. A most interesting and informative session. Thank you Gareth.
Originally from North Wales, I am an artist now living and working in North Norfolk.
I trained at Flintshire and Loughborough Art colleges before embarking on a long and successful career in Graphic Design and illustration. Art, in some form or other, has been a constant element and a passion in my life since childhood, and in 2010, I chose to follow my dream and explore my capabilities as a painter.
My work now appears in many noted galleries across England and Wales and also features in many private collections. In March 2015 I was elected as a full Member of the prestigious East Anglian Group of Marine Artists and I have exhibited at the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Show at The Mall Galleries London.
The coast and countryside provide my main inspiration and I enjoy a growing reputation for my work, with seascapes in particular becoming a speciality. The discovery of Soft Pastel has been a revelation for me, the intensity of colour coupled with the immediacy it offers mean I now work almost exclusively in this wonderful medium.