Home grown artist Mikey Jones is the forth artist in our 12 days of artists. Over the past two years Mikey has been a great contributor towards the art scene in Wrexham from his joint show in 2013 Paint to Town, with Erica Taylor, at Undegun, to his solo show in March this year, Wales in Colour.
Favourite place, and why?
Bristol – student days were fun with great people and lots of interesting things happening down there in the arts and Music scenes.
Describe your self in 5 words.
Odd, fun, determined, sensitive and optimistic.
What is your current practice and what have you been up to?
I have been painting and exhibiting my Wales in Colour series and doing some commissions of the local area. Recently I produced the outline for the Reimagine Wrexham boards for Wrexfest which can now be seen in the Old Burtons on the Hight Street. I’ve done a few art give-away’s recently and made some Calendars of the Wales in Colour series and there’s still a few left.
How long have you been a practising Artist for?
At what point in your life did you know you wanted to be a Artist?
When my University tutor said ‘Mikey I think your more of an artist than a Architect’, this obvious hit me hard at first.
If you could buy your 10 year old self anything for Christmas what would it be?
Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to this Christmas?
Lots of mulled wine
Have you got plans new year?
I’m off to Jerusalem in February for 11 days to commence my new series ‘Jerusalem in Colour’ which I can’t wait to get stuck in to as I’ve been planning it for months now. Also got a couple of Wales in Colour exhibitions lined up in Llandudno in April, a special one in the Norwegian Art Centre in Cardiff Bay in July and not to forget I will be exhibiting Wales in Colour in the Botanical Garden of Wales Gallery. I also have plans for another Bristol Exhibition later in the year but it’s all under wraps at the moment 😉
Currently Mikey is selling a limited number of Wales in Colour calendars!