Mark Howard Jones

Bio: Artist, painter and printmaker

Website: https://www.artfinder.com/artist/mark-howard-jones/#/

Instagram: @mark.jones.art

Holding the artwork gives a sense of scale and informality!

Parkland linocut print

4 colour ways = two cups of tea.

Spring walk

A spontaneous piece with made with very little resistance.

Out and About.

I plan to make another lino cut print similar to this.

Lino cut print

Getting lost in the detail.

Big painting inspired by little one.

Collaborated with my brother Adrian, I cut the lino and printed this based on his painting.

Landscape funnel linocut print

Lino print ideas for gifts to colleagues to mark my retirement from teaching.

Swift exit

Making work for the home, a lampshade linocut print in green black blend.

'Valley Way' light shade in green

I upload work in progress on instagram and artfinder and am constructing my website at present.

I like working on three paintings at the same time.

Walking by moonlight through local streets and parkland is magical. I wanted to record this feeling as soon as I got back home, I grabbed a silver acrylic pen and tube of black paint and following feedback I didn’t stop until I had covered the canvas with a web of silvery lines.

Moon walk. Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm

Acrylic pens, paint and glaze medium on canvas. 80 x 60 cm work in progress.

A dog walk past the windows

Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm.

Suburban landscape painting in progress.

I have been putting off working on this scale so this is the the early stages of a 1.5 x 1m canvas, I like to work on two or three at the same time, to get more spontaneity in the process.

Work in progress, increasing the size, preparing the background. Acrylic, inks and glazes on canvas

A work in progress depicting my local dog walk drawn with continuous line from memory and rendered in black, grey and white acrylic pens and paint on canvas 59.5 x 42 cm

Mapping my local dog walk from memory

Back to basics making a block printing tool for my landscape paintings.

Tree shaped block printing tool

A detailed suburban landscape linocut print hand coloured one off.  
I grew up on a housing estate on the outskirts of the Roman city, Chester. Whenever I revisit, I walk our dog 'Bruce' around the neighbourhood and recall memories of dramatic childhood adventures on arable farmland, waking to find myself lost in a maze of drives and cul de sacs.

Valley Way, hand coloured linocut print

A detailed nighttime suburban landscape linocut print. Our dog 'Bruce' never gets bored of walking our local streets day or night and neither do I, there is always something to catch the attention if you look closely.

'Night Walks' lampshade