Date of birth: 1930
There have been numerous TV documentaries about Aneurin’s iconic Welsh painting. His work is shown widely in galleries throughout Wales and abroad and is held in numerous public and private collections.
Sir Kyffin Williams is quoted as saying:
‘Aneurin Jones is one of the best artists working in Wales today’.
Winner of the Gold Medal for Fine Art at The National Eisteddfod
Recipient of the Owain Glyndwr commission at Pennal
The YFC commemorative commission
The Cardigan 900 commission
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show commission 2010
Winner of the Gold Medal for fine art at The National Eisteddfod
Welsh representative at the L ‘Orient Festival, Brittany
Honorary fellow of The University of Wales
My ideas come from the rural west Wales. I was born into one of these communities where the divide between reality & mythology was ambiguous. This was the age of the horse, before mechanisation, and a time when they countryside was alive with colourful individuals whose imagination knew no bounds and whose physical shape was moulded by the land. Although I left Cwmwysg to learn the craft of painting at Swansea College of Art, the countryside remained my driving force, and when I accepted the post of head of art at Ysgol Y Preseli, I found myself back in an area not dissimilar to the one where I was born, the communal hill farms and all its heroism. I settled soon afterwards in Ceredigion, the land of the Welsh Cob. It is these elements - the rural society, the physical shape of country people and the flamboyancy of the Welsh Cob - that fire my imagination.