Liam Jones

Biography

Liam Jones portrait

Liam Jones Artist

Liam Jones was born in Ballina Mayo, a small coastal town on the Wild Atlantic Way. The beauty of the surrounding countryside was a powerful catalyst in moving him into the world of landscape painting. Jones is a widely travelled man having worked in Europe and America, but he was continuously drawn back to the country of his birth and to the west of Ireland in particular. He held his first one-man exhibition in Dublin 1997 and since then he has been recording in his own personal way the ever-changing moods and light of the west of Ireland

“Aerach” is an Irish word that could describe his work, there is a wonderful sense of space in his paintings, a tranquillity where nothing is hurried. He moves effortlessly from the small details, such as the door of a shed, to a wide panorama. His landscapes have a timeless quality and are beautifully illuminated by sun peeking through moving clouds, creating dramatic skyscapes.

“No poet, no painter can ever fully capture all that is contained in the landscape. In fleeting moments when our pride takes a grip we feel we have it – we’ve got it, but then the landscape merely changes and invites us further in. The landscape surely is a reflection of the divine. It is eternal. As a humble painter I can only stand in awe, in reverence before it and merely scratch at it’s surface. The fleeting light and shadows are divine whispers to us. We only have to sit in silence and listen. Everyone has their own way of swimming in the landscape. Mine is to try reflect it on canvas.”

Liam Jones Artist