Mary Lloyd Jones

Elected to RCA 1994

Born in Devil’s Bridge/Pontarfynach, Ceredigion. Lives in Aberystwyth. Studied at Cardiff College of Art.
“The initial urge to begin a series of works always follows being out in a big space experiencing solitude and emptiness, weather and wilderness and this is why I am a landscape painter. In our culture, the rural is associated with backwardness,so by painting the rural as opposed to the urban,one is in danger of being swamped by the opposing tide. Using colour as a musical language I try to sing the landscape. It is through paint that the language of colour can be best explored and this is why, in the face of the general rejection of mainstream art, I remain committed to the art of painting.”