Martyn Jones is a British contemporary painter who works from his studio in Cardiff, Wales. Jones, who was born in Aberaman, near Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taf, graduated with an M.A. in Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art, London and was awarded Junior Fellowship at Bath Academy of Art. Among his tutors were the British artists Adrian Heath and Patrick Heron. Jones’ works of art are symbolic and surrealist in nature and set amidst an eternal landscape.

Jones’ works of art have been compared with the work of Spanish Catalan Surrealist artist Joan Miró. Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an “assassination of painting” in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.

Martyn Jones describes his own work so;
“My work is descriptive in essence – natural shape and form taken from the world at large. My paintings have been described as capturing a natural ambiguity, but that ambiguity should not be construed as being manufactured in any way. Within each image an open invitation is challengingly presented to the percipient. It is difficult to determine when a painting is finished, but usually I instinctively know when that moment has arrived. I can say more often than not, my paintings finish themselves.”

His work is widely collected and can be found in many private and public collections.

  • Pink Drifter, 2022

    by Martyn Jones

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    • Hayfield, Early, 2022

      by Martyn Jones

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      • Cobalt Orange Split, 2022

        by Martyn Jones

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        • Rêve d’Avril

          by Martyn Jones

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          • Raspberry Meld, 2022

            by Martyn Jones

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            • Cobalt Orange Split, 2022

              by Martyn Jones

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              • MEDIUM: Oil on paper DIMENSIONS: (framed) 27.0 x 34.0 ins inches (68.6 x 86.4 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Jones’ (lower right) MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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                • Rackton Tower, August, 2014

                  by Martyn Jones

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                  • Halcyon Blunge, 2016

                    by Martyn Jones

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                    • Christmas Eve – Early, 2013

                      by Martyn Jones

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                      • Aeon – Rain, Vernal, 2015

                        by Martyn Jones

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                        • Lucid Emerald Spangle 2022

                          by Martyn Jones

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                          • Retro Rouge et Noir

                            by Martyn Jones

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                            • Lumiere d’aubaine 2022

                              by Martyn Jones

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                              • Rasberry Meld 2022

                                by Martyn Jones

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                                • Reve de Cobalt 2022

                                  by Martyn Jones

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                                  • Jour de Pluie 2022

                                    by Martyn Jones

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                                    • Lucid Emerald Spangle 2021

                                      by Martyn Jones

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                                      • Lemon Down Drizzle 2021

                                        by Martyn Jones

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                                        • Pacific II

                                          by Martyn Jones

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                                          • Raspberry Melds II

                                            by Martyn Jones

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                                            • Pacific II

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                                              • The Windfall Light – Early 2021

                                                by Martyn Jones

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                                                • Caim The Great Day, 2021

                                                  by Martyn Jones

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                                                  MEDIUM: Oil on canvas SIGNATURE: Signed and dated (verso) DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 59.1 inches (100 x 150 cm) Martyn Jones is a British contemporary painter who explores the relationship between ‘place and time’ with the natural shape and form that his paintings take, until they finish themselves. Jones aims to challenge the viewer’s perspective through the compositional elements that are employed within each painting that capture the spirit of immediacy, as well as with the natural ambiguity that occurs, which is in no way construed. MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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                                                  • Rose Madder Sundae (study), 2020

                                                    by Martyn Jones

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                                                    MEDIUM: Oil on canvas DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Martyn Jones’ and titled (verso) Martyn Jones is a British contemporary painter who explores the relationship between ‘place and time’ with the natural shape and form that his paintings take, until they finish themselves. Jones aims to challenge the viewer’s perspective through the compositional elements that are employed within each painting that capture the spirit of immediacy, as well as with the natural ambiguity that occurs, which is in no way construed. MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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                                                    • Julep Midsummer, 2020

                                                      by Martyn Jones

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                                                      • Jardin de Nuit, de Été, 2020

                                                        by Martyn Jones

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                                                        Martyn Jones is a British contemporary painter who explores the relationship between ‘place and time’ with the natural shape and form that his paintings take, until they finish themselves. Jones aims to challenge the viewer’s perspective through the compositional elements that are employed within each painting that capture the spirit of immediacy, as well as with the natural ambiguity that occurs, which is in no way construed. MEDIUM: Oil on canvas DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 49.2 ins/ 100.0 x 125.0 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Martyn Jones’ and titled (verso) MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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                                                        • Night Garden, April Spangle, 2020

                                                          by Martyn Jones

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                                                          Martyn Jones is a British contemporary painter who explores the relationship between ‘place and time’ with the natural shape and form that his paintings take, until they finish themselves. Jones aims to challenge the viewer’s perspective through the compositional elements that are employed within each painting that capture the spirit of immediacy, as well as with the natural ambiguity that occurs, which is in no way construed. MEDIUM: Oil on canvas DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 59.1 ins/ 100.0 x 150.0 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Martyn Jones’ and titled (verso) MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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                                                          • Martyn Jones is a British contemporary painter who explores the relationship between ‘place and time’ with the natural shape and form that his paintings take, until they finish themselves. Jones aims to challenge the viewer’s perspective through the compositional elements that are employed within each painting that capture the spirit of immediacy, as well as with the natural ambiguity that occurs, which is in no way construed. MEDIUM: Oil on canvas DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 59.1 ins/ 100.0 x 150.0 cm) SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Martyn Jones’ and titled (verso) MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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                                                            • Bright and often clashing colour has always played a fundamental role in Martyn Jones’ paintings. The artist has said that; “The importance of colour as a vehicle of expression in painting was impressed on me at an early stage of my development, by the British artist Patrick Heron. My work mainly adheres to, and is inspired by, European traditions in painting. My deepest influences lie in the work of Miro, Braque, Kandinsky and Heron”. MEDIUM: Oil on canvas DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 59.4 x 39.4 ins/ 151.0 x 100.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Jones’ and dated (lower right) MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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                                                              • Berlin, Warschaeur Strasse, 2020

                                                                by Martyn Jones

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                                                                • DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 11.8 x 11.8 in./30.0 x 30.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed and annotated to the margin in pencil. MEDIUM: Watercolour on paper MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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                                                                  • Halcyon Blunge 2012

                                                                    by Martyn Jones

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                                                                    • Zavijava II, 2016

                                                                      by Martyn Jones

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                                                                      • Zavijava, 2016

                                                                        by Martyn Jones

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                                                                        • Citrine Sprinkling, 2019

                                                                          by Martyn Jones

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                                                                          • Aquifer VII, 2012

                                                                            by Martyn Jones

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                                                                            • Silent Winter IV

                                                                              by Martyn Jones

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                                                                              • Warschaeur Straße, Berlin 2019.

                                                                                by Martyn Jones

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                                                                                • DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 12 x 31 ins/ 30 x 80 cms SIGNATURE: Signed and annotated verso MEDIUM: Oil on canvas MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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                                                                                  • Be above it – VIII 2017

                                                                                    by Martyn Jones

                                                                                    £5,850
                                                                                    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 39.4 ins/ 100.0 x 100.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed and annotated verso MEDIUM: Oil on canvas  
                                                                                  • DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 39.4 ins/ 100.0 x 100.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed and annotated verso MEDIUM: oil on canvas
                                                                                  • DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 39.4 ins/ 100.0 x 100.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed and annotated verso MEDIUM: Oil on canvas “The importance of colour as a vehicle of expression in painting was impressed on me at an early stage of my development, by the British artist Patrick Heron. My work mainly adheres to, and is inspired by, European traditions in painting. My deepest influences lie in the work of Miro, Braque, Kandinsky and Heron”.
                                                                                  • Be above it VII, 2017.

                                                                                    by Martyn Jones

                                                                                    P.O.A.
                                                                                    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 39.4 ins/ 100.0 x 100.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed and annotated verso MEDIUM: Oil on canvas Be above it VII is a recent series of monumental oils by contemporary artist Martyn Jones, that are expressions of the value he places on colour. Bright and often clashing colour has always played a fundamental role in Martyn Jones' paintings.  
                                                                                  • Porth Melgan, 2018

                                                                                    by Martyn Jones

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                                                                                    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 39.4 x 49.2 in./ 100.0 x 125.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed and annotated (verso) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas  
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