David Jones, a Beaumaris Artist



David Jones is a local Beaumaris artist who is exhibiting his work at the Ganolfan centre in the Anglesey town.

If you want to go along and see his work then make a note in your diary sometime between 23 May and 7 June.

Canolfan Beaumaris is open daily between 10 am and 5 pm.



My work as a professional artist has been in the fields of design and of art and design education. Until receently I was Senior Lecturer at the Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

I have striven to occupy a territory where the worlds of design and fine art are at their most close.

I see the many worlds of art and design likened to geological tectonic plates which grind slowly past each other; although it’s safer in the middle, the most interesting things happen where the plates collide.

One of the highpoints of a teacher’s experience is when the learning process works both ways. I have gained energy and inspiration from long contact with talented young artists and designers.

My own teaching career has coincided with a period in which exciting things have been happening in art education, not least in the erosion of barriers between the traditional disciplines.

It goes without saying that a work of visual art should communicate on its own, without explanation.

For me art is a way of looking at the world, and a language with infinite potential for invention.

The twin starting points from which I hope to move forward, are what I see and experience, and what I learn from (and steal from) the art of the past.


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Here we invite David Jones to explain his views of the world and how he communicates through his art. My work falls into three areas:

  • Visual diaries in which I try to respond directly and spontaneously to the world as I see it.
  • Small three dimensional figures made from wood and MDF, coloured with acrylic paint.

    One area of subject matter I am currently exploring is that of the mythical characters that inhabit the subconscious: the archetypes that populate our world from childhood: angel, mermaid, king, witch, soldier, etc.

  • Where I am trying to respond to events when it’s not practical or possible to make objective drawings, in other words when I create images from memory, usually realised through the medium of monoprinting.


I would like to be able to make connections between these three areas and to engage my design/illustration background.




We look forward to visiting the exhibition when it opens in Beaumaris and to having the opportunity to speak with David Jones.



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