About 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 currently have original work exhibited at the Sable and Hogg Gallery in Brecon, Wales. My next exhibition is between September 7th and 15th at the Makers Mezzanine in Whitney on Wye during H-art week 2019. Hope you get a chance to pop in!  

Interview with Ivan Jones pastel artist on Wonderstreet

You can read a full interview with me on Wonderstreet or contact me if you need more information.......