When I met Bron Jones recently, I was struck by two things; her effusive warmth and her love of the environment.
An environmental scientist and a teacher, Bron has always managed to combine her love of art and nature through her career. Retired now and living in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales: an oft overlooked gem, of rolling verdant valleys, lush forests, high moors and mountains. Living on the western edge of the stunning Brecon Beacons and a stone’s throw from Pembrokeshire, means she is literally surrounded with a treasure trove of nature’s inspiration.
Bron says of her art, ‘ It is the colours, patterns and textures of this wonderful landscape that inspire me: from walking local mountains, forests, coasts, and even under the waves where I enjoyed scuba diving. I use bold, vibrant acrylic pigments, and multi-media in my paintings, with a variety of bolder marks and textures to evoke that sense of place: the ruggedness and wildness of places like the Pembrokeshire coast, the Preseli mountains and the beautiful Brecon Beacons. When you look at one of my paintings, I hope you will feel the wind in your hair and hear it soughing through the trees. Sometimes you want to see an image that reminds you of a place or a moment, but at others, all you need is a combination of colours, a pattern, or a particular swipe of the palette knife, to transport you there. The natural world never fails to make me smile and lighten my heart, and I hope that my art will do the same for others.’
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