Artist and author Robert Jones was born in Cornwall; the beaches and cliffs of Newquay were his childhood playground. His seascapes and marine subjects are particularly well known. 

He studied painting with Francis Hewlett and Robert Organ at Falmouth College of Art and continued to paint whilst teaching in various schools including three-years at A.S. Neill’s Summerhill School. On returning to Cornwall, he continued to draw and paint throughout a spell as skipper of fishing boats, working around the Cornish coast before becoming a part-time tutor at Penzance Art School and Falmouth College of Art.
He spent seven years fishing around the coast of west Cornwall, which gave him an intimate knowledge of the sea. His paintings are concerned with atmosphere, changing weather and light conditions on land and at sea.
Robert spent a number of years teaching in schools, but a successful exhibition at Newlyn Orion Art Gallery encouraged him to concentrate on his painting and reduce his teaching commitments.
His paintings have been widely exhibited throughout the UK and abroad.
A series of his sea paintings was included in the second exhibition at Tate St. Ives. He is represented in a small number of galleries in Cornwall but has recently acquired a small gallery space/showroom in Hayle; Carnsew Studio.

In 1995 he began researching the life and work of the artist Alfred Wallis, and in 2000 his book, ‘Alfred Wallis Artist and Mariner’ was published to critical acclaim. The fourth enlarged and expanded edition was published in 2021.

 

Teaching

Falmouth College of Art, Penzance Art School, Mullion School. Summerhill School.

 

Books

Alfred Wallis Artist and Mariner
Reuben Chappell Pierhead Painter

Lectures

2007
Alfred Wallis: Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.
2006
Surrey University: annual Art Lecture/Exhibition of Paintings
2017
September Festival, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.

Selected C.V.

Has exhibited widely throughout Cornwall and the UK.
Currently at Carnsew Studio, Hayle

Selected Major Exhibitions

2006
Penwith Gallery, St Ives.
2005
Royal Cornwall Museum, Retrospective ‘From Dark to Light.’
2004
John Davies Gallery, Stow on the Wold
2003
Penwith Gallery, St Ives
1998
Gallery 27, Cork St., London.
1997
Chelsea Art Fair, London.
1997
Penwith Gallery, “One Hundred Paintings.” St Ives. Gallery 27, Cork St., London “The Sea.”
1996
Thomas Henry Fine Art, Dorchester.
Tate Gallery, St Ives (Porthmeor Beach, a Century of Images.) 1994/5
Beaux Arts, Bath. Touring Exhibition Penwith Gallery, St Ives
1993
Oxford Gallery, Oxford.
1991
Falmouth Art Gallery.
1989
A Century of Art in Cornwall, Truro.

Carnsew Studio

Carnsew Studio

We’ve lived in Hayle for forty years. Two months or so ago I had the opportunity of hiring a gallery space here. It’s not a large space but we can display over forty paintings on the wall. It’s only manned occasionally but as we are only a few minutes away,

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Alfred Wallis Book

Alfred Wallis Book

Expanded fourth edition by artist and author Robert Jones.Original insights into the sources of Wallis’s imagery.

 

 

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