Royal Cambrian Academy

Lower Gallery
13 Feb 19 - 16 Mar 19

TOM JONES RCA 1936-2017 A Retrospective

Known for his architechtural drawings and bold pastel work, the RCA celebrates the work of Tom Jones.

F'ech gwahoddir i agoriad swyddogol yr arddangosfa Dydd Sadwrn 16 Chwefror 2019 am 2yp.

You are invited to the private view of the exhibition at 2pm on Saturday 16 February 2019.


Tom was born in Colwyn Bay and attended Abergele Grammar School where his love of art and drawing was encouraged.

From school he went to Liverpool University to study Architecture. After qualifying he began his career as an architect.

During his working life he always found the time to draw and paint, both home and abroad. When he retired in 1992 he had moved back to Colwyn Bay and his artwork and love for capturing the Welsh scenery became his life.  

In 1996 he was elected a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and regularly exhibited his work in Wales and England.  At this time he also learned the process of etching.

Many of his works feature a cottage, farm or castle and he always said “Having trained and practised as an architect it is natural that the built environment should figure large in my output of drawings and etchings...I am fascinated by the patterns created by buildings and of the world around me and through my work, hopefully, help others to see it as I do’

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