About Ivan Jones the artist

I am a retired veterinary surgeon who has become a pastel artist. Born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, I now live and work in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. I was introduced to pastels as a teenager by a friend of my father’s and in fact I still have remnants of my first set of pastels. I passed A level art at 16, then went on to complete a veterinary science degree - my understanding of animals allows me to add that something extra to my artwork.

Pastel artworks detailed realistic Ivan Jones artist

As you know, I am a pastel artist and feel that pastels have a great vibrancy and richness of colour that is often under appreciated. I work largely from photographs and undertake commission work as well as create artwork in a wide range of subject matter. I like to give each piece a three dimensional effect and detail is of importance to me - each 12in by 16in artwork takes me 25 to 30 hours to complete.  

Pastel portrait commission artwork in progress Ivan Jones pastel artist

I have completed a large number of works in the past 15 years, many of which can be seen on this website. I admire the work of many artists including the Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelites, David Shepherd, Simon Coombes and many of my contemporaries. I have exhibited widely in Herefordshire and will be exhibiting again in September 2022 during Herefordshire Art Week here at home.

Ivan Jones pastel artist is featured artist on Artsy Shark website

You can read a full interview with me as featured artist on the Artsy Shark website or contact me if you need more information.......