Out of the Blue Gallery
Out of the Blue Gallery
Out of the Blue, The Square, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 OAP
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Robert Jones

Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Lighthouse
15 ½ x 6”, £375

Glistening Sea
6 x 15 ½”, £345

Robert Jones
Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Pears
10 x 12”, £425

Pears on a plate
7 ½ x 5 ½”, £315

Crab
11 ½ x 9 ½”, £375

 

Born in Newquay and studied at Falmouth School of Art, Manchester School of Art, Brighton College of Art and Bristol Polytechnic. He has taught at Summerhill School, Mullion School, and both Falmouth College of Art and Penzance School of Art. In the past he has exhibited at the Hayward Gallery: Pont Aven, Brittany: The Oxford Gallery, Browse and Darby, London and numerous Cornish Galleries. For the national Trust’s Centenary year Robert produced two limited edition prints ‘Towards Godrevy’ and ‘Near Hells Mouth’.

Robert says it was a dream that helped him finally find his calling in life.

“When I left school there was no careers guidance or anything like that, so I went to work in my uncle’s outfitters shop,” he says. Robert laughingly admits that he was temperamentally unsuited to the job and played truant whenever he could.

A friend persuaded him to go to evening classes and on his third class Robert had a dream. In it his teacher asked if he was happy in his work and whether he would like to go to art school. When he experienced the same dream the following night Robert took it as the guidance he needed. He went to Falmouth College of Art at 18, and onto Manchester College of Art, where he met his future wife.

“I taught myself for a while and then we returned to Cornwall. I became a fisherman for seven years and then gave it up to draw and paint full time.”

He started in black and white etchings and pencil drawing, then moved into colour, painting still life. His interest recently shifted to seascapes.

“I exhibited locally and at the Hayward Drawing Exhibition in London, but it was a particular exhibition of my ‘North Cliffs’ work at the Newlyn Gallery when we put 50 pictures up on the wall and 50 pictures sold, that doors really opened for me and I started to take myself seriously”.

 

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Out of the Blue Gallery, The Square, Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0AP. Tel: 01736 719019.
Open seven days a week, all year round.
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