In a corner stationery shop in the seafront town of Newquay, England, we found greeting cards by artist Steven Jones, from the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. We had always been seeking an artist whose depictions capture children’s innocence, activity, beauty, bright sunlight and fun at the seaside without being trite or overly sentimental, and Steven Jones’ art was “spot-on.” Steven’s paintings, mostly of his own children, are executed in a matter- of-fact style. Customers will comment that the scenes catch something honest about the way children stand, move and explore.
Steven Jones spent most of his early childhood in Llysfaen, a small, idyllic village in the hills of North Wales. The surrounding landscape inspired him to sketch and paint. By the age of 10 he had won his Mirst national painting competition. Disillusioned after several years doing commercial illustration, Steven moved back to North Wales in 1985 to concentrate on paintings for galleries. The paintings proved popular and sold in galleries and Mine art auctions such as Bonhams, Sothebys and Christies. Steven’s paintings have been exhibited at Harrods of Knightsbridge and were chosen to decorate Prime Minister Tony Blair’s at 10 Downing Street in London
Steven Jones’ work now sells throughout Great Britain, on the coastlines of Florida and California, and in our own Annapolis.